Lot #3440
Charlie Duke's Apollo 16 Flown Robbins Medallion

Coveted flown Apollo 16 Robbins medal belonging to LMP Charlie Duke

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Estimate: $15000+


Coveted flown Apollo 16 Robbins medal belonging to LMP Charlie Duke

Charlie Duke's flown sterling silver Apollo 16 Robbins medal, approximately 1.5″ in diameter, featuring a raised design of the mission insignia on the face. The reverse is engraved with the launch date of April 16, 1972, moon landing date of April 20, 1972, and return date of April 27, 1972. The medal is serial numbered "28" on the edge. Includes the original matching plastic case.

Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Apollo 16 Lunar Module Pilot Charlie Duke, in part: "This Robbins Apollo 16 Medallion, serial number 28, was flown to the Moon aboard our Command Module ‘Casper’ where it remained as ‘Casper’ orbited for five days…This medallion has remained a treasured part of my personal space collection since we returned from the moon.” This is the second scarcest medallion in the Robbins series, with just 98 that were flown. In the hierarchy of desirability, a flown Robbins medallion from a member of the Apollo 16 crew is most desirable—especially one in such beautiful condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space
  • Dates: #607 - Ended April 22, 2021

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