One 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 46, with Signed LOA. This 35mm diameter sterling silver medal is still in its original plastic case with a sticker numbered "46" on the bottom. It was one of only ninety-eight (of a total mintage of 300) flown aboard Apollo 16, April 16-27, 1972, along with crewmembers John Young, Ken Mattingly, and Charlie 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. 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 46, was flown to the moon with me aboard Apollo 16 April 16-27, 1972, and has been a part of my personal collection since the mission."
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