Lot 508: Flown Apollo 9 Robbins medal, approximately 1-inch diameter, with a raised design on the face of the mission insignia. The reverse of the sterling silver medal is engraved with the last names of astronauts James McDivitt, Dave Scott, and Rusty Schweickart, as well as "March 3–13, 1969" and is serial numbered "146." Medal is encapsulated in a plastic NGC holder and graded MS64. Medal is accompanied by the original case, labeled "146." Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Dave Scott stating, in part: "I hereby certify that the Apollo 9 silver medallion number '146' included with this letter is from my personal collection and was flown aboard Apollo 9, March 3–13, 1969. I was Command Module Pilot on Apollo 9…Each astronaut crew designed the medallions for their mission and had them produced by the Robbins Company…The medallions were carried aboard the spacecraft during the mission and returned to the crew after the mission. Apollo 9 medallion number '146' included with this letter has been in my personal collection since the mission."
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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