Lot #3340
Al Worden's Lot of (2) Bronze and Sterling Silver Space Coin Sets

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Estimate: $600+

Description

Al Worden’s pair of first edition commemorative coin sets. The first is a solid bronze proof set from The Danbury Mint entitled ‘Men In Space Series,’ containing 21 bronze coins honoring NASA's manned missions from Mercury-Redstone 3 to Apollo 11, housed in their original 12.5 x 9 presentation folder, which includes its registration certificate, numbered “B 00013,” issued to “Major Alfred M. Worden,” and a TLS from Danbury Mint director John T. Thomas, presenting the set to Worden. The second is a sterling silver proof set from The Franklin Mint entitled ‘American In Space,’ containing 24 sterling silver coins honoring 12 notable unmanned flights and 12 of the first manned flights, housed in its original 8.75 x 10.75 presentation book. In overall very good to fine condition, with notable wear, stains to the front of the Danbury folder.

From the collection of Apollo 15 CMP Al Worden, and accompanied by a letter of provenance from his daughter Alison (Worden) Penczak.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space
  • Dates: #607 - Ended April 22, 2021