Lot #4044
Gemini 3 Flown Dollar Bill

Dollar bill carried on the Molly Brown—"Gus Grissom, GT-3” and “John Young, 3-23-65"
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Estimate: $2000+

Description

Dollar bill carried on the Molly Brown—"Gus Grissom, GT-3” and “John Young, 3-23-65"

Series 1963 one-dollar bill, serial number B53423250A, flown aboard the Gemini 3 space capsule Molly Brown, nicely signed in red felt tip, “Gus Grissom, GT-3” and “John Young, 3-23-65.” The bill is affixed to its original 10.5 x 8 certificate by Don Wagner, which features a capsule and preprinted text: "This is to certify that the currency with serial number B53423250A did as a matter of fact accompany 'Gus' Grissom & John Young on their three orbit flight, March 23, 1965, in the Gemini Space Craft 'Molly Brown.' Accomplishing the 'Free World's' first two-manned space venture." The certificate is also signed in black ballpoint by Young, with the Grissom signature a printed facsimile. Framed to a slightly larger size. In very good to fine condition, with light soiling to the certificate, and toning to the tape holding the bill in place.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: #594 - Ended October 15, 2020





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