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    One of only ninety-eight flown

    Apollo 16 Flown MS67 NGC Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 37, Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Charlie Duke, with both Handwritten and Typed Signed Letters of Authenticity. This 35mm diameter sterling silver medal was one of only ninety-eight (of a total mintage of 300) flown aboard Apollo 16, April 16-27, 1972, along with crewmembers John Young, Ken Mattingly, and Charlie Duke. The obverse features the mission insignia, an eagle and shield above the moon with the surnames of the crewmembers. The reverse features the engraved dates of the launch, landing, and return. The serial number is on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Robbins medallions from the collections of crewmembers of the particular flight are the most desirable to collectors. A Superb Gem Uncirculated example with great provenance.

    Included in this lot is a handwritten and signed Letter of Authenticity, dated July 1, 2013, on Duke's letterhead stating, in full: "I hereby confirm and certify that silver Apollo 16 Silver Robbins medal, number 37, was flown to the moon by me during the flight of Apollo 16 which occurred April 16-27, 1972. To commemorate each Apollo flight, the crew had the Robbins Company strike a number of silver medallions in the form of each flight patch. Some of these medallions were flown to the moon of which number 37 is a sample. I trust this medallion will make a nice addition to your collection. Sincerely, Charles M. Duke, Jr./ Apollo 16 LMP."

    Also included with this lot is a signed letter on his letterhead dated December 14, 1993, to the original owner stating, in full: "The enclosed Apollo 16 Medallion number 37 was flown to the moon by me during the flight of Apollo 16 which occurred April 16-27, 1972. I hope this medallion will make a nice addition to your collection."


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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