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    Space Shuttle Challenger (STS-51-L) Unflown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 120, Directly from the Family Collection of Astronaut S. David Griggs, with Letter of Certification. This 44mm x 40mm (overall) sterling silver medal, with the mission date engraved on the reverse, though not flown, was made to commemorate the January 28, 1986, flight of the Challenger, which tragically disintegrated just 73 seconds after liftoff. The design features the U.S. flag and the Challenger orbiter zooming around the Earth, plus the surnames of fallen crewmembers Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Francis "Dick" Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Sharon Christa McAuliffe, and Gregory Jarvis on both sides. The serial number is found on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Original case with numbered sticker on the bottom included. Excellent.

    Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity from daughter Carre Griggs stating, in part: "I hereby confirm and certify that STS-51 L silver Robbins Medallion, serial number 120, is an original Robbins Medallion that was struck post-mission to honor the crew. It was acquired through the astronaut flight office by my father, David Griggs... This medallion has been part of our family's collection of space artifacts and mementos since my father received them after each mission"


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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