DescriptionApollo 17 Unflown Silver Robbins Medallion Directly from the Personal Collection of Backup Crew Commander John Young, Serial Number 294. This 35mm diameter sterling silver medal includes its original plastic case with the serial number "294" sticker on the bottom, and though not flown, was one of 300 minted to commemorate the December 6-19, 1972, mission of Apollo 17, which included the sixth and final lunar landing of the NASA program. Only eighty were actually flown with crewmembers Cernan, Evans, and Schmitt. The obverse features the mission insignia with the head of the Greek god Apollo, a U.S. flag and eagle, the moon, and the surnames of crewmembers. The reverse features the names of the modules, Challenger (lunar) and America (command), the phrase "The Beginning," and the engraved mission dates. The serial number and the sterling and Robbins hallmarks are on the rim. Excellent condition.
Included with this lot is a Letter of Certification signed "John W. Young" on his personal stationery, stating: "I hereby certify that Apollo 17 silver Robbins Medal, serial number 294, although unflown, is an original Robbins Medal and has been part of my personal collection since the mission."
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