Exceedingly rare flown Apollo-Soyuz Test Project 10K gold Robbins medal, approximately 1.25″ in diameter, with a raised design of the ASTP mission insignia on the face and engraved on the reverse with the launch date of July 15, 1975, and landing date of July 24, 1975. The medal is serial numbered “8F” on the edge and includes its matching original case, numbered “008F.” This example also has a special engraved Project Mercury insignia at the top of the reverse side, which is not found on the typically seen sterling silver ASTP Robbins medals. Condition is mint state, with some light surface spotting. From the collection of Wally Schirra and accompanied by a letter of provenance from his daughter, in part: “The flown 10K Gold Robbins Medallioin (#008F)…came from the personal collection of my father, Astronaut Wally Schirra. Long time friend and colleague, Deke Slayton presented it to him following his successful ASTP flight.” An exceptionally rare Robbins desirably connecting a pair of pioneering Mercury astronauts.
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