A Series 1957A $1 silver certificate flown on the first U.S. manned
orbital flight — the Mercury-Atlas 6 Mission aboard Friendship 7 on
Feb. 20, 1962 — will be offered during the Heritage Auctions Space
Exploration Signature Auction.
The note bears the autographs of Lt. Col. John H. Glenn Jr. and
backup astronaut M. Scott Carpenter as well as many others, most of
them members of the NASA flight crew for this mission.
It has an estimate of $8,000 to $12,000.
According to the catalog description, the note has “at least 30
signatures total” and was “originally given by a member of the flight
crew to the pastor of his church near the cape [Cape Canaveral, Florida].”
The catalog states that “there were apparently 52 pieces of U.S.
currency ($1 and $2) that flew with Glenn on this historic flight.”
The lot includes the note, which is lightly attached by the corners
to a decorative printed certificate that is also signed by Glenn and Carpenter.
For more information about the auction, visit the firm’s website at
www.HA.com or telephone 800-872-6467.