DescriptionApollo 16 Unflown Silver Robbins Medallion Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander John Young. This 35mm sterling silver medal is in its original plastic case. Though not flown, it was one of 300 made to commemorate the Apollo 16 flight, the fifth manned mission to land on the moon. Crewmembers Young, Mattingly, and Duke participated in the April 16-27, 1972, mission. The obverse features the mission insignia, an eagle and shield above the moon along with the surnames of the crewmembers. The reverse features the engraved dates. The sterling and Robbins hallmarks are on the rim. Excellent condition.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Certification from John Young stating: "I hereby certify that the Apollo 16 silver Robbins Medal offered with this letter, with no edge serial number, was not flown aboard the mission. However, it is a genuine Robbins Medal and has been part of my personal collection since the mission."
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