Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Gemini 5 Flown MS63 NGC Sterling Silver Fliteline Medallion Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. This 25mm medal was flown aboard Gemini 5, which doubled the space-flight record of the previous Gemini 4 mission to eight days, the length of time that it would take to fly a mission to the moon (planning for the future). Onboard Gemini 5 were Gordon Cooper and Charles Conrad, Jr. The obverse of the medal shows a covered wagon due to the pioneering nature of the flight with the slogan"8 Days or Bust" across the wagon. NASA managers were not very happy with this; they feared that it placed too much emphasis on just the length of the flight, not what was accomplished. The reverse is blank save for the sterling hallmark. As a member of the astronaut office, Armstrong was allowed to purchase this medal. A Select Uncirculated example of a lovely medal. Sealed in a numbered archival holder, CAG 1000063-001. This lot will include a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

    Learn more about Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG).


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2019
    16th-18th Tuesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 503

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 July 16 - 18 The Armstrong Family Collection III Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 July 16 - 18 The Armstrong Family Collection III Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $4,645,206