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    APOLLO 13

    Flown Gold Robbins, one of only six minted

    Apollo 13 Flown Gold Robbins Medallion Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert, with LOA. A 32mm 14K gold medal, one of only six produced only for crewmembers of the mission (two each). Due to the last minute crew change and the problems that prohibited Apollo 13 from accomplishing its mission, all of the original flown medallions were melted down. This is one of six newly-designed gold medallions that were struck from the flown metal. The design features the mission insignia depicting the name of the mission, three of Apollo's chariot horses flying toward the Moon, and the slogan "Ex Luna, Scientia" ("from the moon, knowledge"). The reverse features the names of the crewmembers, the modules, Aquarius (lunar) and Odyssey (command), the engraved dates of launch and return, and the 14K and Robbins hallmarks. This is the first gold Apollo Robbins medal that Heritage has ever offered at auction. Its rarity, desirability, importance, and beauty cannot be overstated. Only one astute bidder will be able to add this to his or her collection, so bid accordingly.

    Included with this lot is a Letter of Authenticity signed by Jack Swigert's sister, Virginia Swigert, stating (in part) "I certify that this 14K Gold Robbins Medal was personally owned by Jack Swigert and was flown aboard Apollo 13 where he famously reported, "Houston, we've had a problem." Unlike the silver Robbins medals which number over 400 for the Apollo 13 mission, this very scarce gold Robbins medal is one of only six... Unlike the silver medals, the gold medals were not serialized but it's known that only six or less were produced."




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    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    11th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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