Apollo 11 Gold Medal Realizes over $2 million at auction!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by iPen, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. iPen

    iPen Well-Known Member

    This medal realized one of the highest ever at auction.

    It actually went to the moon on the Apollo 11 mission, and was owned by Neil Armstrong. The condition, however, looks a little... cleaned or polished, but maybe that's just how the photo turned out.

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  3. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Wonder who the buyer was?

    If I were a billionaire, I might've been tempted to join the bidding war on something like this.
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  4. Walter Marx

    Walter Marx Active Member

    Good read attached , I'm a space guy, you picked the perfect time to post this. Thanks man!
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  5. Santinidollar

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    Who cares if it’s cleaned or polished?
  6. iPen

    iPen Well-Known Member

    The integrity of the TPG would be in question if it were actually cleaned/polished. I'm guessing it was stored for a long time, but it looks as if it were mishandled, at least from the photos.
  7. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Polished by the hand of Neil Armstrong and People he most likely showed it to.
    I don't think it has been stabbed very long. He passed in 2012.
  8. iPen

    iPen Well-Known Member

    Yeah personally, if there were a coin or medal that say, had George Washington's bloodied fingerprint on it, I'd see the higher value in it and would prefer to have that "damage" on it (damage in quotes or not). But, the TPG grading it would have to be objective without adding sentimental bias to its grading.
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