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    Apollo 13 Flown MS68 NGC Silver Robbins Medallion Originally from the Personal Collection of Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, Serial Number 295, with LOA. A 32mm sterling silver medal. Due to the last minute crew change and the problems that prohibited Apollo 13 from accomplishing its mission, all of the original flown medallions were melted down. This is one of 404 newly designed sterling silver medallions that were struck from the flown metal. The design features the mission insignia depicting the name of the mission, three of Apollo's chariot horses flying toward the Moon, and the slogan "Ex Luna, Scientia" ("from the moon, knowledge"). The reverse features the names of the crewmembers, the modules, Aquarius (lunar) and Odyssey (command), the engraved dates of launch and return, the serial number, and the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Included is the original plastic case with the numbered sticker on the bottom. A gorgeous Superb Gem Uncirculated example that was gifted by Aldrin to his sister Fay Ann, the inadvertent creator of his famous nickname.

    A Letter of Authenticity signed by Mrs. Potter's son (the executor of her estate) will accompany this lot.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    12th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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