Medal, Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This gold medallion is part of a display set of five Apollo 11 commemorative items given by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong. Rodolfo Putignani, an Italian silversmith, made three display sets in all and gave them to the U.S. government for presentation to the three Apollo 11 astronauts in honor of their historic first landing on the moon in July 1969.

Neil Armstrong gave his display set to the Smithsonian Institution.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19810238000

Credit Line

Gift of Neil Armstrong

Manufacturer

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

Gold Alloy (18 Karat)

Dimensions

3-D (Diameter x Depth): 4.8 × 0.6cm (1 7/8 × 1/4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons