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RR Auctions Apollo 7 Sterling Silver Flown Robbins Medal

26 Nov
RR Auctions Apollo 7

RR Auctions Apollo 7

Flown sterling silver Apollo 7 Robbins Medal, approximately 1.25 x 1, with a raised design on the face of the mission insignia—a capsule orbiting Earth, the mission number, and the last names of crew members Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, and Walt Cunningham. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved “Oct. 11, 1968” and numbered “230.” Accompanied by its original case, numbered “230.” Condition is mint state. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the Apollo 7 silver medallion numbered ‘230’ included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 7, October 11-22, 1968…After the mission, the Astronaut Office distributed the medallions accordingly. I specifically requested the Apollo 7 number ‘230’ included with this letter.” This was the very first Robbins Medal designed for the Apollo 7 mission for Cunningham, who wanted a special memento to take on the mission. The flown treasure proved so popular that every mission into space since has carried on the tradition. Scott requested number 230 to have a consistent collection and the number represented a Mercedes 230SL for which he had aspirations. Provenance: Dave Scott. RRAuction COA.

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