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    Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-33) Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 42F, Directly from the Family Collection of Astronaut S. David Griggs, with Letter of Certification. This 37mm x 47mm (overall) sterling silver medal is one of only forty-nine flown (157 minted) on this November 22-27, 1989, flight of the Discovery, a classified mission for the Department of Defense. Griggs was in flight training as pilot for this mission when he was tragically killed in an air show crash. The obverse depicts a powerful, high-tech bald eagle; the single star at the right edge just under the eagle's beak is in memory of Griggs. The reverse includes the engraved mission dates. The surnames of crewmembers Frederick D. Gregory, John E. Blaha, Manly L. Carter, Jr., F. Story Musgrave, and Kathryn C. Thornton are featured on both sides. The serial number is on the rim. Original case with numbered sticker on bottom included. Excellent.

    Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity from daughters Carre and Alison Griggs stating, in part: "We hereby confirm and certify that this STS-33 Silver Robbins Medallion, serial number 42F, was flown aboard the STS-33 mission November 23-28, 1989... This medallion became a part of our family's collection after our father's untimely death shortly before this flight. The star represents his would be position as pilot of STS-33..."


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
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