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    APOLLO 15

    One of only 127 that flew on Apollo 15

    Apollo 15 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 118, Originally from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Jack Swigert, with LOA. This 35mm sterling silver medal is one of only 127 flown to the moon aboard Apollo 15, July 26-August 7, 1971, with crewmembers Dave Scott, Al Worden, and Jim Irwin. There were 304 of these originally struck for the 1971 mission but due to a spelling error on the landing site (Appennines instead of Apennines), only 127 were actually flown. The others were returned to the Robbins Company for correction but were not ready in time for the takeoff. The obverse features the mission insignia depicting three stylized birds flying above the Hadley Rille area of the moon with craters spelling out "XV" to the right. The reverse features the phrase "Man's Flight Through Life Is Sustained By The Power Of His Knowledge" around, Air Force wings (it was an all-Air Force crew), and the dates of the mission. The serial number is on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. An original Robbins case is included. Excellent.

    Included with this lot is a Letter of Authenticity signed by Jack Swigert's sister, Virginia Swigert, certifying "that this Apollo 15 Robbins Medal Flown is from Jack Swigert's personal collection" and that it comes directly from his estate.




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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    22nd Friday
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