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Very Rare Mercury Atlas 6, Friendship 7 Space Flown $2 Bill Signed By John Glenn For Sale
PLEASE READ BEFORE offerDING! To appeal to the largest possible audience and ensure that everyone has a fair & equal opportunity to participate in the sale of this incrediblepiece ofAmerican Space Memorabilia, we have decided to open the sale offerding at a mere $0.99. A "BUY IT NOW" price is also being offered for anyone who would like to buy the items outright. To end the sale early and buy the items outright, The "Buy It Now" option must be executed prior to us receiving an sale offer. Once the first sale offer has been received, the "Buy It Now" option will not longer be available and the items will be sold to the highest buyer at the end of the sale periodifthe reserve price has been met.A Reserve Price, that will remain undisclosed, has also been set to protect our initial investment & the extraordinary amount of time & effort spent in researching and verifying the information herein as well as our minimum estimated value of the item(s) being offered. offer With Confidence & offer Responsibly! If at sale end the reserve price HasNotbeen met, all current offers will be deemed null & void and all item(s) included in this sale will be retained by the seller as the sole property of the seller. However, if at sale end, the reserve price Hasbeen met, the highest buyer will be deemed the winner of the sale and will be responsible for making payment in full, via PayPal transaction, within 4 days of the end of the sale period. Thank You for Your Interest in This Extraordinarily Rare Item, Enjoy The sale & Good Luck if You Choose to Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. & M. Scott CarpenterMercury- Atlas 6, Friendship 7,Space Flown 1953 Series $2 BillWith Original Certificate of AuthenticityFramed , Matted & Under Glass The Sale of This Item Has Been Timed To Coincide With The 51st Anniversary of Lt. Col. John H. Glenn's Historic FirstFirst Manned Orbital Flight of the Mercury 6, Friendship 7 on February 20, 1962. This is one of the rarest and most exciting Space Relics you will ever find. Being offered for sale to an International audience is (1) of no more than (15) Authentic $2 Bills to have flown aboard the First Manned Orbital Flight of the Mercury-Atlas 6, Friendship 7 capsule piloted by Lt. Col. John H. Glenn on February 20, 1962. It will definitely appeal to Space Relic Hunters and Currency collectors worldwide. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to own an extremely rare piece of American Space History.ITEMS INCLUDED IN sale: * Authentic & Extremely Rare 1953 Series, Space Flown [Multiple Signature] $2 Bill *Original Decorative Printed, Flight CertifiedNASA Certificate of Authenticity * Printed Copy of the Affirmed List of serial numbers of all bills that were flown upon the Mercury-Atlas 6, Friendship 7 capsule The items described herein are extremely rare pieces of American Space History. The space flown 1953 series $2 bill and Original Decorative Flight Certified NASA Certificate of Authenticity come framed, matted & are under non-glare glass as shown in the provided pictures. Both items are in very good condition. The NASA, COA (Certificate of Authenticity) is Original; is dated February 20, 1962; bears the matching serial number to the 1953 Series $2 Bill it is accompanied by and both the COA & $2 Bill are [Signed ] byLt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr.&M. Scott Carpenter. The 1953 Series $2 Bill itself has22 additional originalsignaturesfrom various other members of the NASA launch crew.DETAILS&IMAGES PROVIDED BELOW This 1953 Series $2 bill is(1) of no more than (15) original $2 bills that were flown aboard thehistoric First Manned Orbital Flight of the Mercury 6, Friendship 7 by Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. on February 20, 1962. It,along with afew other $2 bills, are some of the earliest known currency to ever fly into space. This is one of the More Rare $2 Bills, NOT one of the more common $1 Bills. This Item Is So Rare and Hard to Find That Even The Smithsonian Institute Is Lacking One Like It in There Space Collection. This bill accompanied John Glenn aboard the Mercury- Atlas 6, Friendship 7 flight and made 3 full orbits, making him the first American to orbit the Earthand spent a 4 hours and 56 minutes in orbit, before splashing down in the Atlantic. The Mercury-Atlas 6, Friendship 7 capsule flew over 75,00 miles while reachinga maximum speed of over 17,500 miles per hour! The 1953 Series $2 bill, serial number A42817965A, is attached to the Original Decoratively Printed, Flight CertifiedNASA COA (Certificate of Authenticity),bearing the matching serial number and the following text: "This Certifies the following U.S. currency Serial NO.A42817965A accompanied Lt. Col. John H. Glennon the first manned orbital flight aboard Friendship 7 Feb. 20, 1962". [Signed] J H Glenn, Jr. [Signed] M. Scott Carpenter.The serial number is authenticated on the attached list of affirmed serial numbers of all bills that were flown upon the Mercury-Atlas 6, Friendship 7 capsule by Lt. Col. John H. Glenn onFebruary 20,1962.A printed copy of the affirmed list is included in the sale of this item.IMAGE OF LIST PROVIDED BELOW This rare 1953 Series $2 bill is hand signed by Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr., his backup pilot and fellow Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter,Guenter F. Wendt(Head of the Mercury-Atlas 6, Friendship 7 Pad Crew / Launch Pad Leader.)Pete Thompson, (Who made note on this particular $2 bill claiming it as his own), Bill Mosley(McDonnell capsule system test conductor),along with 19 Additional Signatures of various members of NASA's launchpad & capsule crew of the Mercury-Atlas 6, Friendship 7 mission.SEE LIST OF SIGNATURE IDENTIFICATIONS BELOW * The serial number for the 1953 Series $2 Bill & Flight Certified NASA Certificate of Authentication offered in this listing match the serial numbers for all flown bills upon theFriendship 7.IMAGE OF OFFICIALLY SIGNED LIST OFSERIAL NUMBERS OFALL BILLS FLOWN IS PROVIDED BELOW * A different Mercury-Atlas 6, Friendship 7 Flown $1 Bill, with only John Glenn & Scott Carpenter's signatures sold at Heritage saleson November 2, 2012 for$20,315. * Another $1 Bill & Original [Signed]Letter of Authenticity that was flown aboard the first manned space flight Mercury- Redstone 3, Freedom 7 piloted by CommanderAlan B. Sheppard, Jr. on May 5, 1961, Sold atHeritage saleson November 2, 2012 for$33,460. * The Authentic 1953 Series $2 Bill & COA offered in this listing are extremely MORE RARE than the space flown $1 Billsand bear an incredible 24 total original signatures, most of which have been identified below.Signature Identifications
Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr.Astronaut /Pilot of First Manned Orbital Flight of the Mercury 6, Friendship 7 Capsule
Scott CarpenterBackup Pilot and Fellow Mercury Astronautof First Manned Orbital Flight of the Mercury 6, Friendship 7 Capsule
Guenter F. WendtHead of the Mercury 6, Friendship 7 Pad Crew / Launch Pad Leader. Worked for McDonnell Aircraft - Died May 3, 2012.Wendt is arecipientof NASA's Letter of Appreciation award, the Silver Snoopy award and several Group Achievement awards. He received a NASA Lifetime Achievement Awardin 2009.
Colonel John PowersPublic Affairs Officer Who Provided Commentary For All Mercury Missions
Bill MosleyMcDonnell Capsule System Test Conductor
J.A. Jones– Jack A. JonesDetailee from Jefferson Space Center. Worked in Engineering and Operations Building
C.E. BeattyMember of Pad Crew
Cal Moser,C.T. MoserMember of Pad Crew -Worked for McDonnell Aircraft– CCAFS
Jack TurnbullMember of Pad Crew -Worked for McDonnell Aircraft– CCAFS
Don Kieffer -Donald P. KirfferMember of Pad CrewWorked for McDonnell Aircraft
R. Oglesby -Raymong M. OglesbyMember of Pad CrewWorked for McDonnell Aircraft – CCAFS
J. Janokaitis -JohnJanokaitis Jr. Worked for NASA– CCAFS
Pete Thompson$2 Bill is Signed By Pete Thompson & Has "Belongs to Pete Thompson" on the Left Edge of Bill Claiming it as His Own.
Jim Wilson -James M.WilsonNASA Personnel Who Participated in Project Mercury
B. H. Roberts -Benjamin H.RobertsNASA Personnel Who Participated in Project Mercury
E. R. Rogers -Ernest R.RogersNASA Personnel Who Participated in Project Mercury
John H.DickinsonNASA Personnel Who Participated in Project Mercury
Worked for McDonnell Aircraft
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Very Rare Mercury Atlas 6, Friendship 7 Space Flown $2 Bill Signed By John Glenn: $1,615