Medal, Commemorative, Apollo 12

Medal, Commemorative, Apollo 12

     

This Apollo 12 commemorative medal was designed by the Italian sculptor, Constantino Affer. Affer's choices to depict the Apollo 12 mission in high relief with a prominent artist's signature signal this piece's place as a piece of medallic art, an art form that came into its own with the Apollo program.

Apollo 12 was launched on November 14, 1969, and returned to Earth eight days later. It was the sixth human spaceflight and the second lunar landing in the Apollo program. Charles Conrad, Jr., Richard Gordon, Jr., and Alan Bean were the astronauts.

Coin and medal collector Thomas Becker gave this medal to the National Collection in 1972.

Gift of Thomas Becker

Country of Origin
Italy

Designer
Constantino Affer

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

Type
MEMORABILIA-Events

Materials
Bronze with silver coating
Dimensions
3-D: 4.4cm (1 3/4 in.)

This Apollo 12 commemorative medal was designed by the Italian sculptor, Constantino Affer. Affer's choices to depict the Apollo 12 mission in high relief with a prominent artist's signature signal this piece's place as a piece of medallic art, an art form that came into its own with the Apollo program.

Apollo 12 was launched on November 14, 1969, and returned to Earth eight days later. It was the sixth human spaceflight and the second lunar landing in the Apollo program. Charles Conrad, Jr., Richard Gordon, Jr., and Alan Bean were the astronauts.

Coin and medal collector Thomas Becker gave this medal to the National Collection in 1972.

Gift of Thomas Becker

Country of Origin
Italy

Designer
Constantino Affer

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

Type
MEMORABILIA-Events

Materials
Bronze with silver coating
Dimensions
3-D: 4.4cm (1 3/4 in.)

ID: A19731534000