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    Apollo 11 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Jack Lousma, Serial Number 227, with Signed LOA. This 28mm sterling silver medal was one of 450 flown on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing, with crewmembers Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins. The obverse depicts Collins' early and original concept for the mission insignia with the eagle carrying an olive branch in its mouth. NASA thought the sharp, open talons of the eagle looked too "warlike" and the olive branch, representing peace, was moved to the claws. This is one of, if not the only, major official item that renders the insignia as it was meant to be by the astronaut designer. The reverse has the dates of the mission, surnames of the crew, and the serial number. No original plastic Robbins case is included. Medal in extremely fine condition.

    Included with this lot is a letter of authenticity signed "Jack Lousma" on his letterhead, stating (in full): "I hereby certify that silver Apollo 11 Robbins Medal, Serial Number 227, was flown aboard the mission July 16-24, 1969. This medal is from my personal collection and has been in my possession since the mission."




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    June, 2011
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