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Lot #4261
Apollo 15 Flown Robbins Medallion - From the Personal Collection of Charles Conrad

Scarce flown Apollo 15 Robbins medallion from the collection of moonwalker Pete Conrad

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Scarce flown Apollo 15 Robbins medallion from the collection of moonwalker Pete Conrad

Charles Conrad’s flown sterling silver Apollo 15 Robbins medallion, approximately 1.5˝ diameter, with a raised design of the Apollo 15 mission insignia on the face—three stylized birds soaring over the moon's Hadley–Apennine region, encircled by the names of the mission and crew. The reverse features a quote in raised text, "Man's Flight Through Life Is Sustained by the Power of His Knowledge," and is engraved with the launch date of July 26, 1971; moon landing date of July 30, 1971; and return date of August 7, 1971. The medal is serial numbered "072" on the edge, and stamped with the Robbins "Sterling" hallmark. Encapsulated and graded by NGC as "MS 64," with the label noting the provenance, "Ex. Charles Conrad Jr."

Accompanied by a letter of provenance signed by Conrad, in part: "This medallion, (serial #072) was carried aboard Apollo XV by astronauts Dave Scott, Jim Irwin and Al Worden during their mission, July 26–August 7, 1971." Due to weight restrictions, only the first 127 of 304 minted Robbins medals were carried into space during the Apollo 15 mission—making the flown, lower-number examples exceptionally desirable.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space Exploration and Aviation
  • Dates: #691 - Ended April 25, 2024

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