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:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Gift of Neil Armstrong
Gold Alloy (18 Karat)
3-D (Diameter x Depth): 4.8 × 0.6cm (1 7/8 × 1/4 in.)
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Country of Origin
United States of America
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons