DescriptionApollo 13 Unflown NGC-Encapsulated PF64 Ultra Cameo Franklin Mint Silver Medal, Serial Number 0131, Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander James Lovell, with Signed LOA. This 38mm medallion features the mission insignia on the obverse 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 images of and the text "Spacecraft Odyssey and Aquarius" and the crew's full names: "James A. Lovell Jr - Fred W. Haise Jr - Thomas K Mattingly". The NGC tag reads: "APOLLO 13 FRANKLIN MINT/ 1970 SPECIMEN #0131/ MEDAL PF 64 ULTRA CAMEO/ EX. JAMES A. LOVELL, JR." A beautiful example.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Certification from Lovell on his company letterhead stating, in full: "I hereby certify that Apollo 13 sterling silver Franklin Mint medal #0131, which also lists the original scheduled crew on its reverse, is one of 200 original specimens that were made for me to take aboard the mission April 11-17, 1970. This medal is from my personal collection and has been in my possession since the mission."
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