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Ive always been intrigued by NASA medals, but havent liked the quality of the newer strikes. Was lucky to find several last week with nice detail and earlier strikes. I like the detail and the engraved reverses vice the newer impressed reverses. My preference is always older versus newer strikes.

 

Any thoughts on timeframe for these? Im leaning toward 80s, maybe late 70s? Id suppose when the engraved reverse ceased, if anyone with more expertise had any thoughts.

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I am with you Sal, I can not stand the new high polished medals. It makes me think of the fancy MC dress/parade medals. Yuck! I framed all my NASA medals together years ago but can tell you the OL and ESA are a little newer then the DSC and ES. The engraving on the back switched to that cast in/stamped look type engraving before they started making the medals with the high polished look. I would guess it was about mid 2000's when I started seeing those, my last order of NASA medals. Nice find!

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Thank you. I was revisiting your posts of your framed display, fantastic. I’d prefer cased sets of the older ones but I’ll start here as long as they’re the older good quality ones. I find the NASA add some other civilian type medals of better quality than many of our military awards. Either way with the advent of the civilian rocket program these are poignant reminders of our space service era.

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Can we get a link to your nasa display luftstalg1

 

Sorry for the delay, just found your request Chris! What a pain in the butt to find it again. I have had a couple of PC crashes and lost my portable HD. :(

 

Here is a link I found to some of my process on the NASA set. It is part of another thread and around post #108 is the first picture of my NASA set. Now I need to start looking for the 4 new medals as I see Ed posted photos of one already awarded.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/96985-astronauts-medal-display/page-5

 

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Another recent trade from my pal Al. Exceptional Public Service Medal with early engraved title on reverse

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Another recent trade from my pal Al. Exceptional Public Service Medal with early engraved title on reverse

Nice earlier mate finished one. Nice find!

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Thanks

I do like the finish and overall detail of it. It came in a trade with a duplicate of one I’ve posted in the sale thread. Good trades are always better IMO

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New medals look like gold chocolate coins but coins taste good.

 

When were the NASA medals first issued and are there earlier strikes?

 

I think that you are looking at earlier strikes here.

 

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NASA first awarded their DSM in 1959. These listed are earlier strikes. The detail and matte finish are indicators. The more current, late 90s through now, have that polished finish that looks so much like carnival toys.

The DPSM was first awarded in 1966.

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My latest NASA grabs. Both with engraved award name on the reverse vice the later impressed medal name.

Exceptional Achievement Medal

Civilian Public Service Medal

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Reverse

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RIP My Dog Dog Jane, the Best Dog EVER. She was perfect in every way. Her spirit is with us every day. April 2019

I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.

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Another new addition that I’ve broken my rule regarding older strikes vice newer but it’ll do for now. 
NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal likely from the 70s. In spite of the finish I like it well enough. Not here yet but coming in the mail 

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RIP My Dog Dog Jane, the Best Dog EVER. She was perfect in every way. Her spirit is with us every day. April 2019

I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.

GEN George S Patton, Jr.

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You didn't break your rule, this one has ONLY existed a couple years and in the NEW shiny version.  I am the same way, I prefer the satin look to the chrome look.  Still looking for the most recent ones to be added by NASA.  So far I have only seen line drawling's of them.

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Nice medals. And I agree, the shiny ones look kind of cheap.   In case you are not aware of it, check out collectspace.com.  Its kind of an USMF but for space.  

 

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Another on the way. I’m waiting for a couple others to end from same seller but this one is won so I’ve used the auction pictures from Bill 

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RIP My Dog Dog Jane, the Best Dog EVER. She was perfect in every way. Her spirit is with us every day. April 2019

I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.

GEN George S Patton, Jr.

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That is the Administrative Achievement Medal, I tagged it wrong in my album. 

RIP My Stinky Faced Jumbo, the sweetest, most loving giant dog he touched the heart and life of everyone he came in contact with. He is a joyful spirit and I miss him greatly

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RIP My Dog Dog Jane, the Best Dog EVER. She was perfect in every way. Her spirit is with us every day. April 2019

I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.

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Anyone on here get the named NASA DSM that closed on eBay? I never saw it as it wasn't posted in the militaria section...I don't collect NASA, but I would have paid far more for it than the final price he got...

 

Link to the auction with some really good close-up photos: https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-NAMED-NASA-MEDAL-ADMIN-JAMES-M-BEGGS-PERSONAL-DSM-JUNE-2-1989-/333661146594

 

 

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I didn’t see it either else I’d have been in there as well. I’ve been on a NASA kick lately so it would have been a coup 

RIP My Stinky Faced Jumbo, the sweetest, most loving giant dog he touched the heart and life of everyone he came in contact with. He is a joyful spirit and I miss him greatly

23 April 2014

RIP My Dog Dog Jane, the Best Dog EVER. She was perfect in every way. Her spirit is with us every day. April 2019

I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.

GEN George S Patton, Jr.

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