In 1971 the Franklin Mint issued 129,449 silver mini-coins, each 13 mm in size. According to the insert that accompanied each mini-coin, the melt included 10,000 grains of silver that had been flown to the moon aboard Apollo 14. The mini-coins were not for sale but were sent free of charge in 1971 to members of the Franklin Mint Collectors Society.
The medal or coin comes with the original box and papers. The outer box is in worn condition, but the contents are excellent. The coin is still in the holder and has never been removed.
This is one of the earliest "Space Flown" collectibles. A nice item for the space program enthusiast.