Apollo 11 Flown MS67 NGC Sterling Silver Robbins Medallion...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionApollo 11 Flown MS67 NGC Sterling Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 332, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. This 28mm medal was one of 450 flown aboard Apollo 11, the first manned moon landing, July 16-24, 1969, with crewmembers Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin. The obverse depicts Collins' early and original concept for the mission insignia with the eagle carrying an olive branch in its mouth. NASA thought the sharp, open talons of the eagle looked too "warlike" and the olive branch, representing peace, was moved to the claws. This is one of, if not the only, major official items that renders the insignia as it was meant to be by the astronaut designer. The reverse has the dates of the mission, surnames of the crew, and the serial number. A beautiful Superb Gem Uncirculated example of this iconic medal. Sealed in a numbered archival holder, CAG 1000005-008. This lot will include a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.
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