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    Ex. Alan Bean

    Apollo 13 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 375, Directly from the Family Collection of Astronaut Alan Bean, with His Handwritten and Signed Letter of Certification. A 32mm sterling silver medal. Due to the last minute crew change and the problems that prohibited Apollo 13 from accomplishing its mission, all of the original flown medallions were melted down. This is one of 404 newly-designed sterling silver medallions that were struck from the flown metal. The design features the mission insignia depicting the name of the mission, three of Apollo's chariot horses flying toward the Moon, and the slogan "Ex Luna, Scientia" ("from the moon, knowledge"). The reverse features the names of the crewmembers, the modules, Aquarius (lunar) and Odyssey (command), the engraved dates of launch and return, the serial number, and the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. A beautiful medal.

    Included with this lot is a handwritten Letter of Certification from Alan Bean on his letterhead: "I hereby certify that this Apollo 13 silver Robbins medal, serial number 375 was flown around the moon in the Command Module 'Odyssey' in April 1970. This medal was returned to Earth by Jim Lovell,. Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise and has been in my collection since that time."


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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