Lot 5075: Flown sterling silver Apollo 14 Robbins medal, approximately 1.5? in diameter, with a raised design of the Apollo 14 mission insignia on the face and engraved on the reverse with the launch date of January 31, 1971, moon landing date of February 5, 1971, and return date of February 9, 1971, encircled by the astronauts' names in raised lettering. The medal is serial numbered "254" on the rim and includes its original matching case, also bearing a "254" serial number. Condition is mint state. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Apollo 14 LMP Edgar Mitchell, in full: "This letter will certify Robbins silver medallion, serial number 254, was carried into lunar orbit aboard the spacecraft Kittyhawk on the Apollo 14 lunar expedition. It was carried in my personal preference kit...serial number 1098. The crew commissioned approximately 300 of these medallions from Robbins for their personal use and for other members of the astronaut office." A prime and highly coveted example of the Apollo 14 medallion direct from the personal collection of the LMP who carried it into lunar orbit.
RR Auction's The Nasa Collection of Leon Ford Auction 455
Thursday, 25th June 2015
Estimate: $4000 - 6000
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