Flown Apollo 13 Robbins Medal, approximately 1.25 diameter, with a raised design on the face of the Apollo 13 mission insignia. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved with the full names of astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert, along with spacecraft names Aquarius and Odyssey, the April 11, 1970, launch date, and April 17, 1970, return date. This medal is serial numbered “230.” Condition is mint state. Medal comes in its original case, numbered “230.” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 13 silver medallion numbered ‘230’ included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 13, April 11-17, 1970…After the mission, the Astronaut Office distributed the medallions accordingly. I specifically requested the Apollo 13 number ‘230’ included with this letter.” The Apollo 13 Robbins holds the distinction of being somewhat different than all of their other mission counterparts. Because of the last minute change to the crew (Jack Swigert for Ken Mattingly) all of the flown medals were melted down after the mission and new ones struck from the metal. Scott requested number 230 to have a consistent collection and the number represented a Mercedes 230SL for which he had aspirations. Provenance: Dave Scott. RR Auction COA.
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