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    Apollo 8 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 177, Originally Given by Mission Command Module Pilot James Lovell to Gene Cernan, with Signed Letter of Authenticity. 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. This mission "set the stage" for the future lunar landing missions. Very desirable coming from the collection of a crewmember. Excellent.

    Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Certification from Lovell on his company letterhead stating: "I hereby certify that Robbins Silver Medallion-- Serial Number 177 was flown on board Apollo 8. Apollo 8 was the first journey to the moon in December, 1968. This Medallion was given to Gene Cernan upon completion of the mission."


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