Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes Jan 10    
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
Bidder Login
Bidder #
Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends January 10th
Olympics Auction Preview
Begins Jan 11, 2018
Search
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
Bidding
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Testimonials
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2018 Auction Calendar
Jan 11
Jan 19
Feb 8
Mar 1
Mar 15
Apr 12
Apr 20
Apr 26
May 10
May 18
Jun 14
Jun 23
Jul 12
Jul 20
Aug 9
Aug 17
Sep 13
Sep 13
Sep 27
Oct 11
Oct 19
Oct 26
Nov 8
Nov 16
Dec 6
Dec 14
  More Dates & Deadlines

Item 138 - Gemini 5 Catalog 429 (May 2014)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Sold Price: $9,302.65 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


Two flown two-dollar bill portions, cut in half on a diagonal angle, with the right sides carried on board the Gemini 5 mission and later presented to long-time NASA pad leader Guenter Wendt. Both Series 1963 bills were signed on the portrait side before being cut, one signed “Dollar Down, Dollar on Departure, Gordon Cooper GT-5,” with the other signed “Dollar Down, Dollar on Departure, Charles Conrad, Jr., GT-5.” All four pieces are affixed to a black sheet and framed with a small envelope labeled by Conrad, “To Guenter Wendt from L. G. Cooper, C. Conrad Jr., GT-5, 1 ea. one dollar down,” to an overall size of 11 x 14.25. Also included is a handwritten notation by Wendt which reads, “Split two dollar bills. Got one half on day of flight & other half after return. Right sight [sic] of bills has flown.” In fine condition. Carrying currency on board space missions was a time-honored tradition, some used as flight certifications presented to the NAA, and others, like this one, presented as gag gifts to the legendary pad leader. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.


You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information


Tips For Consignors

Auctions

For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.