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    From Buzz Aldrin's collection

    Apollo 11 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 405, Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, with Signed 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 features the dates of the mission, surnames of the crew, and the serial number. Very desirable being from the collection of a crewmember. Original case with numbered sticker on the bottom included. Excellent.

    Included with this lot is a 1998-dated signed Letter of Authenticity on Aldrin's personal letterhead reading, in full: "To Whom It May Concern. This is to certify that the silver medallion (serial #405) was flown aboard the Apollo XI mission to the moon and that is from my personal collection."




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    May, 2018
    11th Friday
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