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    Skylab I (SL-2) Silver Robbins Medallion Directly From the Collection of Astronaut Paul Weitz.
    This rare silver Skylab I (SL-2) Robbins medallion was originally struck to commemorate the mission. Although this particular medal was not flown in space, it was struck at the same time as those that were taken into space. Slabbed by NGC and designated MS 64, the medallion is in very fine condition and is accompanied by a handwritten letter of authenticity by Skylab I (SL-2) pilot Paul Weitz on his personal Skylab letterhead. In full: "I hereby certify that this Skylab I silver Robbins medallion, serial number 73, is one of the original Robbins medallions that were struck for my mission May 25 - June 22, 1973. Although this medallion was not flown, it was struck with the few that were flown and is from my personal collection of artifacts from the mission and has been in my possession ever since. Paul Weitz Skylab I Pilot." Skylab's missions had official numerical designations: Skylab 1 for the unmanned launch of the Skylab space station on a giant Saturn V rocket, and Skylab 2, 3, and 4 for the manned visits, which were lofted to space by Saturn 1B rockets. However, confusion in numerical vs. Roman numeral designations led to Skylab 2 items bearing a Skylab I identifiers. Letter is also in very fine condition and is a perfect association piece for this rare silver medallion. From the personal collection of Paul Weitz.


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