Lot #7185
Apollo 7 Unflown Robbins Medallion

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Estimate: $800+


Unflown sterling silver Apollo 7 Robbins medal, possibly a prototype or salesman's sample, approximately 1″ in diameter, featuring a raised design of the mission insignia on the face. The reverse is engraved with the mission's dates, "Oct. 11-22, 1968," and stamped with the Robbins hallmark. Condition is mint state, with heavy tarnishing to reverse. Accompanied by a small plastic box and larger hinged "Robbins Awards" case, measuring 6″ x 4″ x 1″. From the collection of a former Robbins Company executive.

Initially designed as a special keepsake for lunar module pilot Walt Cunningham to take aboard the Apollo 7, the Robbins medallion soon popularized amongst NASA astronauts, becoming a well-known carryon for all successive missions. A desirable piece representing the first manned Apollo mission-the one that started the Robbins tradition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space Exploration
  • Dates: #646 - Ended October 20, 2022

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