U.S. note that flew in space with John Glenn sells for $11,250
- Published: Nov 23, 2014, 3 AM
The 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 — sold for $11,250 during the Nov. 12 Heritage Auctions Space Exploration Signature Auction.
The note had 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.
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