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    One of only ninety-three flown on the mission that ended the space race

    Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 83F, Directly from the Family Collection of Astronaut Richard Gordon. This 35mm sterling silver medal is one of only ninety-three flown aboard the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the first international manned space effort, July 17-19, 1975, with U.S. crewmembers Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand, & Deke Slayton and Soviet crewmembers Alexei Leonov & Valery Kubasov. There were a total of 285 minted for this flight. The obverse features the mission insignia depicting the docking maneuver above the Earth and the names of the mission and crewmembers. The reverse features the title "First Joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. Space Flight" and the engraved dates. The serial number is on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. The first flown example Heritage has offered in five years. Excellent.

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    November, 2017
    10th Friday
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