We were honored to have the collection featured in the award winning film The Two Dollar Bill Documentary. Recently, the film's director, John Bennardo, posted our segment of the film to his You Tube channel. If you haven't seen it, do check it out. (And I highly encourage you to see the whole film: it is fun and educational. You can click on the film title above and it will take you to the Amazon streaming options.)
On June 9, 2017, Joe Engle appeared at SpaceFest in Tucson, Arizona. It created a unique opportunity to orchestrate a reunion with him and the $1 bill that flew with him on his USAF astronaut-wing flight into space on June 29, 1965. We are pleased to report he instantly recognized the bill, and recalled the story. He appears to be genuinely excited to see the bill again almost 52 years to the day they flew together. Click here to read the full story.
Folks have asked for a slightly shorter version of the Gene Cernan interview just focused on the $2 bill, without going into the technicalities of the astronaut's PPK lists. Here is that shortened video that tells the story of Gene's three time flown $2 bill, and why he carried it. Enjoy!
In 2010, I was lucky enough to spend some time with Capt. Eugene "Gene" Cernan filming a personal interview about his space flown mementos, especially his three-time flown $2 bill, which I had recently acquired. This video is a tremendous insight into why he flew this particular bill, what it mean to him and his father, and the circumstances around the mementos he flew as the last man to walk on the moon.