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    Apollo 8 Flown MS67 NGC Sterling Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 223, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. This 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 is reminiscent of 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." As a member of the astronaut office, Armstrong was allowed to purchase this medal. A Superb Gem Uncirculated example. Sealed in a numbered archival holder, CAG 1000045-009. This lot will include a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

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