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Item 451 - Apollo 15 Catalog 386 (May 2012)

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Rare flown Series 1953 B two dollar bill, flown on board the Apollo 15 Command Module as one of 49 two-dollar bills, carried by Dave Scott in his PPK kit. Signed on the portrait side in black ballpoint, “Flown to the Moon on Apollo 15, Al Worden, Apollo 15,” and also signed on the reverse in black felt tip by Dave Scott, Al Worden, and Jim Irwin. Accompanied by a May 7, 2000, letter of authenticity signed by Dave Scott, which reads, in part: “This is to certify that the accompanying United States Series 1953 Two Dollar Bill…signed by the entire Apollo 15 crew on its reverse side is one of 49 Two Dollar Bills flown to the Moon aboard Apollo 15…Each astronaut was allowed to bring a few personal items with them on the flight…and I included this symbol of Earthly commerce among mine. It then made the journey aboard our Command Module Endeavour. During its historic voyage, this two dollar bill flew nearly one million miles, orbited the Moon 74 times, and traveled at speeds approaching 25,000 mph…To date, this piece of currency has traveled a greater distance then virtually any other example of money in human history! This United States Two Dollar bill also bears the historic distinction of literally being among the first few examples of money, in any form, ever carried by mankind from Earth to another world!” Removably presented on a color 11 x 17 informational sheet. In fine condition. As Scott states in his letter, this in an extremely rare crew-signed flown artifact. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

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