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    Flown on the first U.S. manned orbital space flight

    Mercury-Atlas 6 (Friendship 7) Flown One Dollar Bill, Signed by John Glenn, with Signed Certificate of Authenticity. A Series 1957 $1 Silver Certificate, serial number A31941854B, which flew with John Glenn on his three-orbit mission, February 20, 1962. It is signed "J H Glenn, Jr" and "Terry Thompson" (likely a launch crew member) to the left of Washington's portrait. There were apparently fifty-two pieces of U.S. currency ($1 and $2) that flew with Glenn on this historic flight. A list of the serial numbers is included with the lot. Generally excellent save for two staples at lower edge attaching it to a decorative printed certificate with the following text: "The following U.S. currency Serial No. A31951854B accompanied Lt. Col. John H. Glenn on the first manned orbital flight aboard Friendship 7 Feb. 20, 1962. [Signed] J H Glenn Jr. [Signed] M Scott Carpenter".

    Also included are separate full Letters of Authenticity from JSA (Certification Number: X73735) and PSA/DNA (Certification: S09730) attesting to the authenticity of the signatures.

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    November, 2013
    1st Friday
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