Unflown sterling silver Apollo 17 Robbins medal, approximately 1.25″ in diameter, with the face featuring a raised design of the mission insignia. The reverse is encircled with raised text, “America-Challenger, Apollo XVII, The Beginning,” and is engraved with the launch date of December 6, 1972, the moon landing date of December 11, 1972, and the reentry date of December 19, 1972. The medal is serial numbered “234” on the edge. Condition is mint state. Also included is a bronze Apollo 17 Robbins medal, approximately 1.25″ in diameter, featuring identical designs on the face and reverse, with edge missing stamped “R” and “Sterling” marks, as well as a serial number. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity for the sterling silver medal, signed by astronaut Ed Gibson, in part: “The Space Medallion that accompanies this Certificate is from my personal collection. I have been its sole owner, and it has been in my possession since being acquired directly from the mission’s flight crew during the time I was an active astronaut.” Also accompanied by a CD-ROM disc that contains an image of Gene Cernan posing with these medals at Spacefest 2016.
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