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Medal, Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong

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This object is currently not on display.

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:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Gift of Neil Armstrong

Materials

Gold Alloy (18 Karat)

Dimensions

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

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons

Inventory Number

A19810239000