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    Originally from the collection of Alan Bean.

    Apollo 12 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Alan L Bean, Serial Number 106, Certified on Case, with Signed LOA. This 32mm sterling silver medal was one of 262 flown to the moon aboard Apollo 12, November 14-24, 1969, with crewmembers Conrad, Gordon, and 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 serial number and the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Bean has written: "Apollo 12/ Silver/ #106/ Flown" on a white sticker on the bottom of the included case. Beautiful condition.

    Included with this lot is a signed 2011-dated Letter of Certification on his letterhead stating, in part: "I hereby certify that silver Apollo 12 Robbins Medallion, serial number #106, was stowed in my Personal Preference Kit (PPK), and flown to the Moon aboard our Command Module, Yankee Clipper, November 14-24, 1969... This Medallion has been in my possession, and now a part of my personal collection, since returning to Earth. I now entrust this valuable piece of space history to you for safekeeping."




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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    1st Friday
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