DescriptionApollo 9 Flown MS63 NGC Silver Robbins Medallion Originally from the Personal Collection of Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, Serial Number 269, with LOA. This 25mm sterling silver medal was one of 350 flown aboard Apollo 9, March 3-13, 1969, in the first space test of the complete Apollo spacecraft that included the third piece of Apollo hardware- the lunar module. Its three-man crew consisted of Jim McDivitt, Dave Scott, and Rusty Schweickart. The obverse is not quite true to the mission insignia as the lettering around the outside is left out. It does feature a Saturn V rocket with the letters "USA" on it. To its right, an Apollo CSM is shown next to a LM; the CSM is trailing rocket fire in a circle around the Roman numerals "IX". The reverse features the dates of the mission, names of the crew, the serial number, and the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Included is the original plastic case with the numbered sticker on the bottom. This medal was gifted by Aldrin to his sister Fay Ann during the Apollo mission era.
A Letter of Authenticity signed by Mrs. Potter's son (the executor of her estate) will accompany this lot.
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