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The New Frontier Bronze Medal

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Public Law:  111-44

Designer:  Joel Iskowitz
Engraver:  Phebe Hemphill
Description:  The obverse depicts the portraits of Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. facing left, and Friendship 7 astronaut John Herschel Glenn Jr. facing right.  The design also features a partial view of the Earth from orbit, as well as a horizon line with an astronaut walking on the lunar surface facing the flag.  The names of all four astronauts – JOHN GLENN, NEIL ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL COLLINS and BUZZ ALDRIN – are inscribed along the outer rim.

Designer:  Joel Iskowitz
Engraver:  Don Everhart
Description:  The reverse features the Lunar Excursion Module orbiting the moon and the Friendship 7 mission capsule orbiting the Earth with the inscription WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND.

Image/Text:  U.S.Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 1, 2012 at 7:20 am

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