DescriptionSkylab Set of Three Unflown Silver Robbins Medallions Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut John Young. All three are in their original Robbins plastic cases with matching serial number stickers on the bottom. As follows.
Skylab I (SL-2) Serial Number 244. 35mm sterling silver. The obverse design is based on the mission insignia designed by the legendary Frank Kelly Freas. The launch dates of Skylab and the first Skylab crew as well as the date of the crew's return are engraved on the reverse. This first post-Apollo mission, May 25-June 22, 1973, with crewmembers Conrad, Weitz, and Kerwin, established a record for human spaceflight. The serial number is on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Excellent condition with some light residue on the reverse from the sponge case liner. Included with this medal is a letter of authenticity signed "John W. Young" on his personal letterhead, stating: "I hereby certify that Skylab I (SL-2) silver Robbins medal, serial number 244, although unflown, is a genuine Robbins medal and has been a part of my personal collection since receiving it from the Flight Office shortly after the mission."
Skylab II (SL-3) Serial Number 222. 35mm sterling silver. The obverse features the mission insignia, Leonardo da Vinci's famous "Vitruvian Man" hovering above a half-Earth/ half-sun disk with the surnames of the crewmembers above and "Skylab II" below. The reverse depicts the Skylab station with the July 28-September 25, 1973, mission dates engraved. This medal traveled nearly twenty-five million miles during its fifty-nine days in space. The serial number is on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Excellent condition. Included with this medal is a signed letter of authenticity exactly as above with the exception: "...Skylab II (SL-3)..., serial number 222..."
Skylab III (SL-4) Serial Number 160. 37mm x 35mm sterling silver with three rounded sides. The obverse features a large number "3", the astronauts' surnames, and three circular icons symbolizing the three major areas of investigation in the mission: a tree representing man's natural environment; a hydrogen atom representing man's exploration of the physical world; and a human silhouette representing mankind. The reverse depicts the Comet Kohoutek with engraved mission dates. The serial number is on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Excellent condition. Included with this medal is a signed letter of authenticity exactly as above with the exception: "...Skylab III (SL-4)..., serial number 160..."
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