DescriptionApollo 9 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 247, Originally from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Jerry Carr, 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. The three-man crew consisted of Jim McDivitt, Dave Scott, and Rusty Schweickart. The obverse is based on the mission insignia, featuring 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. Excellent.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authentication from Carr on his personal letterhead stating, in full: "The exclusively forged Robbins medallions carried into space by Apollo astronauts since the Apollo VII mission have become some of the most sought after items for space collectors and enthusiasts. This Robbins medallion, numbered 247, carried aboard the Apollo IX mission by its crew, Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David Scott, and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart. It was made available to me by the crew and has been the property of the Carr family collection ever since."
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