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    Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-33) Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 46F, 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 included (broken). 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-33 R silver Robbins Medallion, serial number 46, was flown aboard the STS-33 R mission November 22-27, 1989... 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: 4
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