Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    One of the rare "Treasure Silver" medals

    Apollo 12 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 37, Directly from the Family Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Richard Gordon. This 32mm silver medal was one of 262 flown to the moon aboard Apollo 12, November 14-24, 1969, with crewmembers Charles Conrad, Richard Gordon, and Alan Bean. The medals with serial numbers 1-82 were minted from an ingot of silver salvaged from a Spanish treasure ship and thus do not have the "sterling" hallmark. This makes them the second rarest variety of Apollo-flown silver Robbins medals (next to the Apollo 17). The obverse of the medal features the mission insignia depicting a clipper ship arriving at the moon (it was an all-Navy crew), trailing fire and flying the U.S. flag. There are four stars in the background, one each for the three astronauts who flew the mission and one for Clifton Williams who was killed on October 5, 1967, during a training flight. He had been assigned to the back-up crew for what would be the Apollo 9 mission and would have most likely been assigned as lunar module pilot for Apollo 12. The reverse has the dates of the mission along with the serial number. Here is a special piece of silver that once traveled from the "old" world to the "new" and much later, from the earth to the moon and back. Seldom-offered and a "must-have" for the discerning Robbins collector. Medals from Gordon's collection are rarely offered. Uneven toning to the rim.

    A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this lot.




    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    11th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,573

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 May 22 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,016,674