Historic flown sterling silver Apollo 11 Robbins Medal, approximately 1.25″ diameter, with a raised early design on the face of the iconic Apollo 11 mission insignia, with the eagle carrying the olive branch in its beak. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved with the last names of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, along with the July 16, 1969, launch date; July 20, 1969, moon landing date; and July 24, 1969, return date. This medal is serial numbered “283.” Condition is mint state. Encapsulated in a plastic NGC holder [official grading and images of Robbins medal in holder available online at RRAuction.com]. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Carpenter’s wife Patricia, in part: “This is to certify that the accompanying Apollo 11 Robbins Medallion, bearing Serial Number 283 was flown to the Moon aboard the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia…This medallion was given to my husband, Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter in 1969 following the successful completion of that mission…This piece of manned space program history has remained a treasured part of our family’s space collection until being offered for sale in 2014, some 46 years after it’s historic voyage to the Moon and back.” RR Auction COA.
Bidding for the Space and Aviation Auction opens Nov 13, 2014 & ends Nov 20, 2014