The first medal in the Robbins series.Apollo 7 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Support Crew Member Ron Evans, Serial Number 240. This 32mm x 24mm sterling silver medal was one of only 255 flown aboard Apollo 7, the first manned mission in the Apollo program, October 11-22, 1968, with crewmembers Walter M. Schirra, Donn F. Eisele, and Walter Cunningham. It was an eleven-day Earth-orbital mission, the first manned launch of the Saturn IB launch vehicle, and the first three-man American space mission. The obverse of the medal features the mission insignia with a command service module, engine firing with the trail from that fire encircling a globe and extending out, symbolizing the Earth-orbital nature of the mission. The Roman numeral "VII" appears in the South Pacific Ocean and the crew's names appears on a wide arc at the bottom. The reverse has the date of the mission launch, the serial number, and the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. No original plastic Robbins case is included. About excellent condition.
Included with this lot is a signed letter of authenticity from Jay Evans (Ron Evans' brother) stating: "I hereby certify that the Apollo 7 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, serial number 240, that accompanies this letter was given to me by my brother Ron Evans, Apollo 17 Command Module Pilot, from his personal collection of space memorabilia. Ron served as a member of the Support Crew for the Apollo 7 mission. It has been in my possession since I received it from him."
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