MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Oct. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- American Mint, LLC President Kevin Sacher proudly announced that the company is releasing a new collection of sculpted medallions dedicated to special 2017 anniversaries. The first offering is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of U.S. space exploration. On February 21, 1967, astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee lost their lives when a fire swept through the command module during a preflight test intended to eventually launch the crew to the moon. This terrible tragedy led to improved launch protocols and redesigned shuttles that made spaceflight safer for other astronauts.
The collection is limited to 9,999 complete collections worldwide and is available in a 40mm gold-plated edition. The obverse of the first offering illustrates a detailed engraving of an astronaut in space and the reverse depicts an inspirational quote from astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom. Order online (www.americanmint.com) or call 1-877-807-MINT (6468) to order yours at the introductory price of $4.95 for a limited time only, while supplies last.
"We created this beautiful sculpted medallion especially for our spaceflight collectors. This new coin celebrates 50 years of space exploration and is a wonderful tribute to American ingenuity and perseverance," Sacher said.
American Mint is a leading provider of high quality collectible coins, knives, die-cast replicas, and other memorabilia, and has served more than a million customers from its Mechanicsburg facility. As an international direct mail marketer, American Mint's parent company operates in nine countries and has served 10 million serious collectors around the world. For more information about American Mint, please visit www.americanmint.com.
Kevin Sacher, President
American Mint, LLC
American Mint, LLC
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