Lot #3175
Buzz Aldrin's Apollo 11 Flown Robbins Medal

"One of the few remaining Apollo 11 medallions in my private collection"
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Estimate: $30000+


"One of the few remaining Apollo 11 medallions in my private collection"

Buzz Aldrin’s flown sterling silver Apollo 11 Robbins medal, approximately 1.25″ diameter, with the face featuring an early design of the iconic Apollo 11 mission insignia raised in high relief, showing the eagle carrying the olive branch in its beak. The reverse bears the last names of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, and is engraved with the launch date of July 16, 1969, moon landing date of July 20, 1969, and return date of July 24, 1969. The medal is serial numbered “434.” Includes its original matching plastic case. Condition is mint state, with expected age wear.

Accompanied by a flight-certified letter of authenticity signed by Aldrin, which reads: “The medallion enclosed with this letter flew to the Moon during July 16 to 24, 1969 on the Apollo 11 mission. I was Lunar Module Pilot with Michael Collins as Command Module Pilot and Neil Armstrong who was Commander Module Columbia. Neil and I made the first lunar landing on July 20, 1969 in the Lunar Module Eagle. Our mission emblem is on the front of the medallion with the mission dates engraved on the back. It is one of the Robbins series of flown Apollo medallions and is serial number 434 of the Apollo 11 set. It is one of the few remaining Apollo 11 medallions in my private collection.” A superb example of the most coveted Robbins medallion, deriving from history's second moonwalker.

Auction Info

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

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