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    1988-P Troy Pound Gold Medal
    Space Shuttle in Flight, Young Astronauts
    Only 38 Examples Issued

    1988-P MEDAL Gold Space Shuttle, Young Astronauts, Uncertified. 76 mm. This rare U.S. Mint medal contains one troy pound of .900 fine gold. Congress authorized the production of up to 750 examples of this handsome issue, but only 38 specimens were issued before the authorization expired. A number of those may have been melted during the intervening 33 years since these pieces were struck. Brian Kachel of Jersey City, New Jersey, then 12 years old, is credited as designer, though the engraving was executed by U.S. Mint sculptor Chester Y. Martin. The design was also issued in 0.845-inch gold format. The present 3-inch caramel-gold medal has a pristine appearance and is fully struck. An original box accompanies the lot, along with a certificate of authenticity stating this coin was number 26 in the production run and an official letter from the AMERICA IN SPACE distribution center signed by Joseph W. England.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 20510)


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