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    Apollo 13 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander James Lovell, Serial Number 285. A 32mm sterling silver medallion in its original Robbins Company plastic box of issue with the "285" sticker on the bottom. 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 were struck from the "flown metal." The design includes 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. Robbins medallions from the collections of crewmembers of the particular flight are the most desirable to collectors. Excellent condition.

    Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Certification from Lovell on his letterhead stating: "I hereby certify that Apollo 13 silver Robbins Medal, serial number 285, was flown with me aboard the mission to the moon April 11-17, 1971. This medal is from my personal collection of space artifacts and has been in my possession since the mission."


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