Saturday, May 3, 2014

Rick’s Pedigree Coins – Flown on the Moon Mission Pedigree

Okay, so you collect pedigree coins and have a fairly nice assortment of different coins.  Well, I am going out on a limb here but I think here is one that you don’t have:

This 1923-S Peace silver dollar accompanied Buzz Aldrin on the Apollo 11 Flight to the moon.  Normally, a 1923-S Peace dollar in this condition is worth melt value but with this type of heritage, it brought $31,070 in a Heritage coin auction in 2007.  The Heritage auction description read:
Buzz Aldrin's 1923-S Peace Silver Dollar Flown on the Moon Mission Aboard Apollo 11. This historic peace silver dollar flew to the moon with Buzz Aldrin on Apollo 11 as part of his Personal Preference Kit (PPK). The coin, minted forty years before Dr. Aldrin was selected as part of the third group of NASA astronauts in October 1963, must surely be one of the rarest peace dollars in existence. How many collectors can point to a 1923-S Peace Dollar that has been to the moon? The coin has been encapsulated (slabbed) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) with the following wording: "1923 S S$1 / Flown On The Moon Mission / Apollo 11 - July 16-24, 1969 / Dr. Buzz Aldrin". From the personal collection of Dr. Buzz Aldrin and accompanied by a signed Letter of Authenticity from him.” 


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