DescriptionApollo 11 Flown MS64 NGC Silver Robbins Medallion Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, Serial Number 51, with LOA. This 28mm sterling silver medal was one of 450 flown aboard Apollo 11, the first manned moon landing, July 16-24, 1969, with crewmembers Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin. The obverse depicts Collins' early and original concept for the mission insignia with the eagle carrying an olive branch in its mouth. NASA thought the sharp, open talons of the eagle looked too "warlike" and the olive branch, representing peace, was moved to the claws. This is one of, if not the only, major official item that renders the insignia as it was meant to be by the astronaut designer. The reverse has the dates of the mission, surnames of the crew, and the serial number. Included is the original plastic case with the numbered sticker on the bottom. This wonderful example was gifted to Aldrin's older sister Fay Ann (his "name giver"). One of the most desirable of the Apollo 11 Robbins medals ever offered. An opportunity for the advanced collector.
A Letter of Authenticity signed by Mrs. Potter's son (the executor of her estate) will accompany this lot.
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