Flown sterling silver Apollo 8 Robbins medal with a raised design of the mission insignia on the face, approximately 1.5 x 1.25, engraved with the mission dates on the reverse, “Dec. 21–27, 1968.” The medal is serial numbered “298” and includes its original matching case. Condition is mint state. From the personal collection of Alan Bean. Accompanied by a lengthy handwritten and flight-certified letter of provenance from Bean, in part: “I hereby certify that this Apollo 8 silver Robbins medal, serial number 298 was flown on the first ever flight to the moon in December of 1968. This medal remained in the command module during their 10 orbits of the moon and their return to planet Earth...It has been in my personal collection since that time.”
Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.