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    Apollo 12 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion from the Family Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean, No Serial Number. This 32mm sterling silver medal was one of 262 flown to the moon aboard Apollo 12, November 14-24, 1969, with crewmembers Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon, and Alan Bean. The obverse of the medal features the mission insignia depicting a clipper ship arriving at the moon (it was an all-Navy crew), trailing fire and flying the U.S. flag. There are four stars in the background, one each for the three astronauts who flew the mission and one for Clifton Williams who was killed on October 5, 1967, during a training flight. He had been assigned to the back-up crew for what would be the Apollo 9 mission and would have most likely been assigned as lunar module pilot for Apollo 12. The reverse has the dates of the mission along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. There is no serial number, though. Robbins medallion expert Howard Weinberger has noted that several medals from this mission have turned up without numbers. He is certain that they flew and believes that the problem originated in the hand-finishing area at the factory. Excellent condition.

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