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    One of only 111 flown on the first Space Shuttle mission

    Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1) Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 106F, Originally from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Jack Swigert, with LOA. This 39mm diameter sterling silver medal was one of only 111 flown (of 359 minted) aboard Columbia, the first manned, reusable spacecraft, on the first orbital test flight of the Space Shuttle. The obverse features the mission insignia, the shuttle, and its orbit around the Earth with the ship's name "Columbia" and the surnames of the crew. The reverse includes the names of the crewmembers, "John W. Young" and "Robert L. Crippen", and the engraved dates, "April 12, 1981" and "April 14, 1981 / RW23 Edwards AFB". The serial number is on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. This was a very important and high-risk "shakedown" cruise for the shuttle program. The original Robbins plastic case with numbered sticker on the bottom is included. Excellent.

    Included with this lot is a Letter of Authenticity signed by Jack Swigert's sister, Virginia Swigert, certifying "that this Columbia STS-1 Flown Robbins Medal, Serial Number 106 is from Jack Swigert's personal collection" and that it comes directly from his estate.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    22nd Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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