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American flag box with 55 commemorative coins/medallions, two cloth patches, and one Army adhesive patch, circa 2000s

 Item — Box: 353a, Item: 5
Identifier: MSA 5, Series 11, Sub-Series 4, Item 60

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series: This sub-series contains a collection of commemorative coins and various medallions given to Armstrong at various occasions. The sub-series is dominated by an assortment of Apollo era coins, which Armstrong kept in a box labeled [Commemorative Medallions]. Also from this time are coins related to astronautics in general, including coins minted in recognition of achievements by Russian cosmonauts like Yuri Gagarin.

Lastly, numerous tie tacks, cuff links, pins and a few other commemorative items can be found here.


  • circa 2000s

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is primarily in English. Russian is also present.

Access Information

Collection is open for scholarly research. A 48 hours notice and consultation with the Flight Archivist is required to access the collection.  Portions of the collection are restricted per donor restrictions and third party privacy.


From the Sub-Series: 0.476 Cubic Feet (Two flat boxes and one clamshell box)


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States