DescriptionApollo 16 Unflown Silver Robbins Medallion Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Lunar Module Pilot Charlie Duke, with Signed LOA. This 35mm sterling silver medal is one of 300 made to commemorate the Apollo 16 flight. Crewmembers John Young, Ken Mattingly, and Charlie Duke participated in the April 16-27, 1972, mission, the fifth moon landing. 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 of the launch, landing, and return. The sterling and Robbins hallmarks are on the rim. In original plastic case. Excellent condition.
Included with this lot is a signed letter of authenticity on his letterhead, stating: "I hereby certify that the Apollo 16 silver Robbins Medallion, that accompanies this letter, is from my personal collection of Apollo artifacts and has been in my possession since receiving it shortly after the mission. This medallion was not flown but is an original Robbins Medal made to commemorate my mission. As a member of the Astronaut Office, I was permitted to purchase a medal from all the missions."
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