Lot #4278
Ed Gibson's Apollo 8 Flown Robbins Medal

Flown on man's first moon mission, and presented to scientist-astronaut Ed Gibson by the Apollo 8 crew
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Estimate: $6000+

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Description

Flown on man's first moon mission, and presented to scientist-astronaut Ed Gibson by the Apollo 8 crew

Ed Gibson's flown Apollo 8 Robbins medal, measuring approximately 1.5″ x 1.25″, featuring a raised design of the mission insignia on the face. The reverse is engraved with the mission dates, "Dec. 21-27, 1968." The medal is serial numbered "263" and stamped with the Robbins hallmark. Condition is mint state, with mild tarnishing. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Ed Gibson, in full: "The Apollo 8 Robbins medallion that accompanies this letter was presented to me by Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders shortly after their flight. This silver medallion is individually numbered 263, and is one of 300 created and flown on that historic mission. I hereby certify that this medallion originates from my personal collection of space memorabilia and was carried aboard world's first manned flight to the Moon in December 1968." Also includes a color photo of Gibson holding the medal. A fantastic flown medallion carried on man's first mission to the moon.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: October 11 - October 18





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