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    Apollo 13 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert, Serial Number 201. The Apollo 13 medals are an interesting story. From Howard Weinberger's book, The Robbins Medallions: Flown Treasure from the Apollo Space Program: "Due to the last minute crew change and unfortunate circumstances that prohibited Apollo 13 from accomplishing its mission, all of the original flown medallions were melted down. Subsequently, 404 newly designed sterling silver medallions were struck from the 'flown metal.'" The obverse design on this 32mm diameter sterling silver medallion incorporates the mission insignia, three of Apollo's chariot horses flying toward the Moon with the slogan "Ex Luna, Scientia" ("from the moon, knowledge"). The reverse features the names of the crewmembers, the modules, Aquarius (lunar) and Odyssey (command), and the engraved dates of launch and return along with the serial number and the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. This was originally presented by Swigert to NASA physical trainer Joe Garino and includes a Letter of Authenticity attesting to that, signed by Garino. A stunning medal in excellent condition.

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    June, 2011
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