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    One of Only Fifty Flown, Designed by Frank Kelly Freas.

    Skylab I (SL-2) Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Ron Evans, Serial Number F46. This 35mm sterling silver medal is in its original plastic box with the "F046" sticker on the bottom. There were 300 sterling silver medallions minted for this flight but only fifty were flown making this more rare than any of the Apollo-flown pieces. The obverse design is based on the mission insignia designed by the legendary Frank Kelly Freas. The launch dates of Skylab and the first Skylab crew as well as the date of the crew's return are engraved on the reverse. This first post-Apollo mission, May 25-June 22, 1973, with crewmembers Conrad, Weitz, and Kerwin, established a record for human spaceflight duration and were the first space station occupants to safely make it back to Earth. The serial number is on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Excellent condition.

    Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Certification from Jan Evans (Mrs. Ron Evans) stating, in part: "I certify that the Skylab I (SL-2) silver Robbins Medallion, serial number 046 F, is one that was flown on board the Skylab 1 spacecraft... This medallion has been with our family since that time."


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    April, 2009
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