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    Number ten of only ninety-eight flown to the moon on Apollo 16.

    Apollo 16 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander John Young, Serial Number 10. This 35mm diameter sterling silver medal is still in its original plastic case with a sticker numbered "10" on the bottom. It was one of only ninety-eight (of a total mintage of 300) flown aboard Apollo 16, April 16-27, 1972, the fifth manned mission to land on the moon, along with crewmembers Young, Mattingly, and Duke. The obverse features the mission insignia, an eagle and shield above the moon with the surnames of the crewmembers. The reverse features the engraved dates of the launch, landing, and return. The serial number is on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Robbins medallions from the collections of crewmembers of the particular flight are the most desirable to collectors, and even more so with such low serial numbers. Excellent condition.

    Included with this lot is a letter of authenticity signed "John W. Young" on his personal letterhead, stating: "I hereby certify that Apollo 16 silver Robbins medal, serial number 10, was flown to the Moon aboard the mission April 16-27, 1972. It has been part of my personal collection since the mission."


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    April, 2010
    21st Wednesday
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