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    Giant Leap World Tour, 10/16: Pope Paul VI (1963-1978) Anno VI Silver Medallion, MS66 NGC, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. 35mm x 44mm. Following the July 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon, President Nixon sent the astronauts and their wives on the Giant Leap Presidential Goodwill Tour, a whirlwind international goodwill mission that emphasized the willingness of the United States to share its space knowledge with the world. The tour ran from September through November of 1969, during which the Apollo 11 astronauts and their wives visited a record 24 countries and 27 cities in 45 days. During this tour, the astronauts and their wives were granted a papal audience with Pope Paul VI in the Papal Library, St. Peters Cathedral at the Vatican, at which time the Pope presented each of the astronauts with one of these handsome medallions. Obverse shows a bust of Pope Paul VI; the reverse shows St. Francis of Assisi giving His blessing, dove on left, village on right, "In Fide Vivo Filii Qui Dilexit Me" (I live in the faith of Christ who has loved me). Designed by Floriano Bodini. A rare religious relic from a beloved Pope. Sealed in a numbered archival slab, CAG 1000803-001. This lot will include a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

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    May, 2019
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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