Historic flown sterling silver Apollo 11 Robbins Medal, approximately 1.25″ diameter, with a raised early design on the face of the iconic Apollo 11 mission insignia, with the eagle carrying the olive branch in its beak. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved with the last names of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, along with the July 16, 1969, launch date, July 20, 1969, moon landing date, and July 24, 1969, return date. This medal is serial numbered “147.” Normal condition. Accompanied by its original case, numbered “147.”
Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Alan Bean’s wife, Sue Ragsdale Bean, which reads, in part: “This is to certify that the accompanying Apollo 11 Robbins Medallion bearing serial number 147 was flown aboard the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia…which Alan and I purchased prior to the launch of Apollo 11 in 1969, and received back later that year. It then remained a precious part of our families space collection until September, 2000, 21 years after its historic voyage to the moon.” Remarkably scarce flight-flown mementos such as this—particularly one from man’s first step into a brave new world—rarely find their way to the marketplace and are highly prized by collectors. RRAuction COA.
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