DescriptionApollo 8 Flown MS63 NGC Silver Robbins Medallion Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Backup Command Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, Serial Number 208, with LOA. This sterling silver 38mm x 30mm triangular-shaped medal was one of 300 flown on Apollo 8, December 21-27, 1968, into lunar orbit with crewmembers Borman, Lovell, and Anders. The obverse of the medal features the mission insignia (a Lovell design) depicting a figure eight containing the surnames of the crew looping around the Earth and the moon symbolizing the mission number as well as the mission's orbits around both bodies. The three-sided shape with a rounded bottom imitates the shape of the Apollo spacecraft. The reverse has the engraved dates of the mission, serial number, and the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. These three men were the first ever to escape Earth's gravity and to see the "dark side of the moon." Included is the original plastic case with the numbered sticker on the bottom. Buzz Aldrin, the backup command module pilot for this mission, gifted this medal to his older sister Fay Ann near the time of the flight.
A Letter of Authenticity signed by Mrs. Potter's son (the executor of her estate) will accompany this lot.
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