DescriptionSpace Shuttle Columbia - Spacelab 1 (STS-9) Unflown Silver Robbins Medallion Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander John Young, Serial Number 101, with Signed LOA. This 35mm x 40mm sterling silver medal was one of only 212 minted to commemorate this mission. The obverse features the mission insignia, the Spacelab payload showing from an opened cargo bay of the Columbia while orbiting the Earth. There are nine stars signifying the ninth of the shuttle missions and the crewmember surnames surrounding with "Columbia - Spacelab 1" below. The reverse also has the crew surnames and the mission name along with the engraved dates. The serial number is on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Original case with numbered sticker on the bottom included. Beautiful medal. Excellent
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity on his personal letterhead. It reads, in full: "I hereby certify that STS 9 silver Robbins Medal, serial number 101, was not flown aboard the mission November 28 - December 5, 1983. However, it is a genuine Robbins Medal and has been a part of my personal collection since the mission."
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