One of only ninety-eight that flew on Apollo 16.Apollo 16 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander John Young, Serial Number 18, 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 of the particular flight are the most desirable to collectors. Original case with numbered sticker on the bottom included. Excellent condition.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity on his personal letterhead stating, in full: "I hereby certify that Apollo 16 silver Robbins Medal, serial number 18, was flown with me to the Moon aboard the mission and has since been a part of my collection."
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