Unflown sterling silver Apollo 13 Robbins medal, with a raised design of the mission insignia on the face, approximately 1.25″ in diameter, engraved on the reverse with the launch date of April 11, 1970, and the return date of April 17, 1970, encircled by the names of the astronauts in raised text, with serial number, "406," engraved below. Accompanied by the original case. Also included is a personal check made out to “Capt. James A. Lovell, Jr.,” for $8, dated July 28, 1970, endorsed on the reverse in black felt tip, “Capt., James A. Lovell, Jr.,” and in black ballpoint, “John L. Swigert, Jr., for deposit only.” The check is in very good condition, with three vertical folds and a horizontal crease.
The Apollo 13 Robbins medal holds the distinction of being somewhat different than all of their other mission counterparts. Following a last minute change of crew—Ken Mattingly was swapped out for Jack Swigert three days before launch after a possible exposure to rubella—all of the flown medals were melted down and restruck with the names of the final crew.
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