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 launched on December 21, 1968, and returned to Earth six days later. It was the second human spaceflight and the first lunar orbital mission in the Apollo program. Frank Borman, William Anders, and James Lovell, Jr. were the astronauts.

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

Gift of Thomas Becker

Country of Origin
Germany

Manufacturer
Bavarian State Mint

Type
MEMORABILIA-Events

Materials
Silver Alloy
Plastic
Dimensions
3-D (Medal): 4 × 0.2cm (1 9/16 × 1/16 in.)
3-D (Case): 4.8 × 5.4 × 0.3cm (1 7/8 × 2 1/8 × 1/8 in.)
Storage: 15.2 × 10.2 × 3.8cm (6 × 4 × 1 1/2 in.)

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

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

Gift of Thomas Becker

Country of Origin
Germany

Manufacturer
Bavarian State Mint

Type
MEMORABILIA-Events

Materials
Silver Alloy
Plastic
Dimensions
3-D (Medal): 4 × 0.2cm (1 9/16 × 1/16 in.)
3-D (Case): 4.8 × 5.4 × 0.3cm (1 7/8 × 2 1/8 × 1/8 in.)
Storage: 15.2 × 10.2 × 3.8cm (6 × 4 × 1 1/2 in.)

ID: A19731521000