APOLLO 7Apollo 7 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 238, Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Support Crew Member Jack Swigert, with LOA. This 32mm x 24mm sterling silver medal was one of only 255 flown aboard Apollo 7, the first manned mission in the Apollo program, October 11-22, 1968, with crewmembers Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, and Walt Cunningham. It was an eleven-day Earth-orbital mission- the first manned launch of the Saturn IB launch vehicle and the first three-man American space launch. The obverse of the medal features the mission insignia depicting a command service module, its engine firing with the trail from that fire encircling a globe and extending out, symbolizing the Earth-orbital nature of the mission. The Roman numeral "VII" appears in the South Pacific Ocean and the crew's names appears on a wide arc at the bottom. The reverse has the date of the launch, the serial number, and the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Mounted in a custom jewelry bezel for wear on a bracelet or necklace. Excellent.
Included with this lot is a Letter of Authenticity signed by Jack Swigert's sister, Virginia Swigert, certifying "that this Apollo 7 Robbins Medal Flown serial number 238 was personally owned by Jack Swigert" and that it comes directly from his estate.
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