NGC Certified "Ex. John W. Young"Apollo 16 Flown MS68 NGC Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 47, Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander John Young, with Signed 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. Medallions from the collections of crewmembers, especially commanders, of the particular flight are the most desirable to collectors. You're not likely to find a nicer example.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity from Young on his personal letterhead stating, in full: "I hereby certify that Apollo 16 silver Robbins Medal, serial number 47, was flown to the moon with me aboard the mission April 16-27, 1972. It has been part of my personal collection since the mission."
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