NGC-Certified "Ex. Charles M. Duke, Jr."Apollo 16 Flown MS67 NGC Silver Robbins Medallion Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Charlie Duke, Serial Number 36, with Handwritten LOA. This 35mm diameter sterling silver medal was one of only ninety-eight (of a total mintage of 300) flown aboard Apollo 16, April 16-27, 1972, along with crewmembers John Young, Ken Mattingly, and Charlie Duke. The obverse features the mission insignia, an eagle and shield above the moon with the surnames of the crewmembers. The reverse features the engraved dates of the launch, landing, and return. The serial number is on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Robbins medallions from the collections of crewmembers of the particular flight are the most desirable to collectors. A Superb Gem Uncirculated example.
Included in this lot is a handwritten and signed Letter of Authenticity on Duke's letterhead stating, in full:
"Re: Apollo 16 Silver Robbins Medal/ I hereby certify that the Apollo 16 Silver Robbins medal, Serial Number 36, was flown with me to the moon aboard the Apollo 16 mission, April 16-27, 1972.
"This medal has been in my possession and a part of my personal collection of space artifacts since the mission.
"Display it with pride as a symbol of one of man's greatest adventures. My very best wishes./ [signed] Charles M. Duke, Jr./ Charles M. Duke, Jr./ Apollo 16 Lunar Module Pilot."
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