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    Apollo 8 Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot James Lovell, Serial Number 63, with Signed LOA. This sterling silver 38mm x 30mm triangular-shaped medal was one of 300 flown on Apollo 8, December 21-27, 1968, into lunar orbit with crewmembers Borman, Lovell, and Anders. The obverse of the medal features the mission insignia (a Lovell design) depicting a figure eight containing the surnames of the crew looping around the Earth and the moon symbolizing the mission number as well as the mission's orbits around both bodies. The three-sided shape with a rounded bottom imitates the shape of the Apollo spacecraft. The reverse has the engraved dates of the mission, serial number, and the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. These three men were the first ever to escape Earth's gravity and to see the "dark side of the moon." Very desirable coming from the collection of a crewmember. Excellent condition save for minor scratches on the reverse.

    Included with this lot is a signed letter of authenticity from Lovell on his letterhead stating: "I hereby certify that Apollo 8 Medallion serial number 63 was flown on board Apollo 8. Apollo 8 was the first journey to the moon in December, 1968. This medallion is from my personal collection of space artifacts and has been in my possession since the mission."


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    November, 2011
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