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    Apollo 11 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 125, Originally from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Gene Cernan, with LOA. This 28mm sterling silver 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 item that renders the insignia as it was meant to be by the astronaut designer. The reverse features the dates of the mission, surnames of the crew, and the serial number. The original plastic Robbins case with numbered sticker on the bottom (on which Cernan has written "Flew-?" is included. A beautiful medal. Excellent.

    Gene Cernan will be issuing a signed Letter of Authenticity for this medal. Due to his travel schedule, it will not be available until after the auction.

    Included with this lot are photocopies of two provenance letters. One is from Buzz Aldrin where he originally presented the medal to Cernan. Also, a Letter of Certification from Gene Cernan, "...that the accompanying List of Robbins Medallions FLOWN on each mission were part of my personal collection". He has written this serial number in and signed the original.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    6th Friday
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