DescriptionApollo 16 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander John Young, Serial Number 19. This 35mm sterling silver medal is still in its original plastic case with the "19" sticker on the bottom. It was one of only ninety-eight (of a total mintage of 300) flown aboard Apollo 16, April 16-27, 1972, the fifth manned mission to land on the moon, along with crewmembers Young, Mattingly, and 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. The serial number is on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Excellent condition.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Certification from John Young stating: "I hereby certify that Apollo 16 silver Robbins Medal, serial number 19, was flown to the moon with me aboard Apollo 16 April 16-27, 1972, and has been part of my personal collection since the mission."
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