APOLLO 12Apollo 12 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 232, Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Backup Commander Dave Scott, with Notarized Copy of Signed LOA. 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 serial number and the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Included is the original plastic case with the numbered sticker on the bottom. Excellent.
Included with this lot is a copy of a 1994-dated signed Letter of Authenticity from Scott on his business letterhead stating, in full: "To Whom it May Concern. This is to certify that the silver medallions enumerated below were flown aboard their respective U.S. missions in space, and that they are from my personal collection. ...Apollo 12, Serial # 232...".
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