Medal, Commemorative, Apollo 8, Bavarian State Mint

Medal, Commemorative, Apollo 8, Bavarian State Mint

     

This Apollo 8 commemorative medal was struck by the Bavarian State Mint. Apollo 8 was launched on December 21, 1968, and returned to earth six days later. It was the second human flight and the first lunar orbital mission in the Apollo program. Frank Borman, William Anders, and James Lovell, Jr. were the three astronauts.

Space medal collector Thomas Becker donated this medal to the Museum in 1972.

Gift of Thomas Becker

Country of Origin
Germany

Manufacturer
Bavarian State Mint

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
MEMORABILIA-Events

Materials
Silver medal
Dimensions
3-D: 5.1cm (2 in.)

This Apollo 8 commemorative medal was struck by the Bavarian State Mint. Apollo 8 was launched on December 21, 1968, and returned to earth six days later. It was the second human flight and the first lunar orbital mission in the Apollo program. Frank Borman, William Anders, and James Lovell, Jr. were the three astronauts.

Space medal collector Thomas Becker donated this medal to the Museum in 1972.

Gift of Thomas Becker

Country of Origin
Germany

Manufacturer
Bavarian State Mint

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
MEMORABILIA-Events

Materials
Silver medal
Dimensions
3-D: 5.1cm (2 in.)

ID: A19731510000