Rocket Labs, much like its name suggests, is a shop with space-themed goodies. They have launched this triple plated gold mission success coin, for the magnanimous price tag of $7.5 million.
The coins are for a ‘dedicated mission,’ n either LC-1 (Rocket Lab’s New Zealand launch facility) or LC-2 (the company’s new Virginia-based U.S. launch site) flavors. You can actually get the coin for free too. All you have to do is purchase the Rocket Labs Electron launch vehicle. This 56-foot, 27,000+ lb is more or less in the same price range, so you really have to be a space fanatic to want it.
The triple gold plated coin by itself is pretty wonderfully made. It has great detailing, and is much larger than a regular coin. But if you’re a space junkie with a limited budget, Rocket Labs has other goodies too. They have T-shirts for men, women, and even baby clothes for your little ones. They also have hats and patches that can be sown on.
So you can fork out $7.5 million for a coin that’s a treasure in itself, or just get a mission patch and pretend you were out on mission.