Lot 9360: Unflown Apollo 13 sterling silver medallion struck by the Franklin Mint, approximately 1.5? in diameter, with a raised design of the mission insignia on the face and depictions of the Odyssey and Aquarius spacecraft encircled by the original astronauts' names on the reverse. The medal is serial numbered "0046" and stamped "Sterling" on the edge. Encapsulated in a plastic NGC holder and graded PF65 Ultra Cameo, also noting that it originates from the collection of James Lovell. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell, in part: "I hereby certify that this Apollo 13 sterling silver Franklin Mint medal #0046…is one of the 200 original specimens that were made for me to take aboard the mission…This medal is from my personal collection and has been in my possession since the mission."
RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463
Thursday, 22nd October 2015
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