Flight-flown Apollo 9 Robbins Medal approximately 1-inch diameter and an approximately 1-inch long piece of cable from the Apollo 9 command module, encased in 3-inch diameter x 1-inch thick clear plastic disc. The medallion carries a raised design on the face of the mission insignia. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved with the last names of astronauts James McDivitt, Dave Scott, and Rusty Schweickart, as well as “March 3-13, 1969” and is serial numbered “76.” Normal condition. Made by the Robbins Company of Attleboro, Massachusetts, astronauts who are in line for a flight have the option of purchasing the medallions for themselves, family, and friends as personal souvenirs. The medals are made available only to the astronauts. At the conclusion of a flight, the tokens are sent back to Robbins, where they are engraved on the reverse, polished, numbered, and returned to the astronauts. The dyes are later destroyed. Remarkably scarce flight-flown mementos such as this rarely find their way to the marketplace. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Novaspace.
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