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    Apollo 17 Flown Robbins Sterling Silver Medallion, obtained by Astronaut Joseph P. Kerwin as a member of the Astronaut Flight Office. The 35mm medal, with the serial number 38, was flown aboard Apollo 17, the eleventh manned space mission in the NASA Apollo program. It was the first night launch and the sixth and final lunar landing mission of the Apollo program. The three-man crew consisted of Eugene A. Cernan, Commander; Ronald E. Evans, Command Module Pilot; and Harrison H. "Jack" Schmitt, Lunar Module Pilot.

    The obverse of the medallion is one of the most detailed of the Apollo series. The official NASA press release said: "The insignia is dominated by the image of Apollo, the Greek sun god. Suspended in space behind the head of Apollo is an American eagle of contemporary design, the bars of the eagle's wing represent the bars in the U.S. flag; the three stars symbolize the three astronaut crewmen. The background is deep space and within it are the Moon, the planet Saturn and a spiral galaxy or nebula. The Moon is partially overlaid by the eagle's wing suggesting that this is a celestial body that man has visited and in that sense conquered. The thrust of the eagle and the gaze of Apollo to the right and toward Saturn and the galaxy is meant to imply that man's goals in space will someday include the planets and perhaps the stars. The reverse has the dates of the mission and the names of the crew.

    There were only 80 Apollo 17 flown silver Robbins medals, making this one of the rarest of the Apollo medals. From the collection of Joseph P. Kerwin, M.D., who has included a signed Letter of Certification verifying its provenance.


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