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    Apollo 16 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander John Young, Serial Number 94. This 35mm diameter sterling silver medal is still in what appears to be its original plastic case but with no numbered sticker on the bottom. It was one of only ninety-eight (of a total mintage of 300) flown aboard Apollo 16, April 16-27, 1972, the fifth manned mission to land on the moon, along with crewmembers Young, Mattingly, and 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. Excellent condition.

    Included with this lot is a Letter of Certification signed "John W. Young" on his personal stationery, stating: "I hereby certify that Apollo 16 silver Robbins Medal, serial number 94, was flown to the moon with me aboard Apollo 16 April 16-27, 1972, and has been part of my personal collection since the mission."


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    October, 2009
    8th Thursday
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