Country of Origin: Canada
3-D Test: 7.6 x 5.1cm (3 x 2 in.)
Bronze plaque on plastic base
This replica of the plaque left on the moon by the Apollo 12 astronauts was struck by the Lombardo Mint in Canada. Apollo 12 was launched on November 14, 1969, and landed on the moon five days later. It returned to earth on November 24. Apollo 12 was the second manned lunar landing mission in the Apollo program. Charles Conrad, Jr., Richard Gordon, Jr., and Alan L. Bean were the astronauts.
Space medal collector Thomas Becker donated this replica to the National Collection in 1972.
Gift of Thomas Becker