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Unflown STS-1 Robbins Medal

02 Jan

Unflown STS-1 Robbins medal, approximately 1.5″ in diameter, with a raised design on the face featuring the mission insignia. The reverse is encircled by the names of the astronauts, John Young and Bob Crippen, and is engraved with the launch date of April 12, 1981, and landing date of April 14, 1981. The medal is serial numbered “315” and is accompanied by its original case, also labeled “315.” Condition is mint state. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Dave Scott stating, in part: “I hereby certify that the STS-1 silver medallion number ‘315’ included with this letter is from my personal collection…Prior to the mission, 359 medallions were struck by Robbins; however, only 111 were actually carried on the mission.”

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