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Apollo 13 flown Robbins medal from the personal collection of Mission Commander James Lovell. As the Apollo 13 mission encountered a wide array of problems and complications after being launched, though returning home safely, the original medals were melted down and a new set was made from them. This is one of the new coins made from the so-called ''flown medal'' and is one of 404 newly-designed medals. Coin depicts various mission insignia, including 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''). Verso of coin lists the crew members, space modules, and engraved dates of launch and return, as well as the serial number and the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Coin measures 1.25'' and is made of sterling silver, housed in its original ''Robbins Company'' plastic box with an ''184'' sticker on the bottom. Includes LOA on Lovell's stationery reading: ''I hereby certify that this Robbins Silver Medallion - Serial Number 184 was on board the Apollo 13 spacecraft. Apollo 13 perilous flight took off on April 11 and returned safely on April 17, 1970. This medallion was from my personal collection of space artifacts and has been in my possession since the mission.'' Overall near fine condition.
Scarce Sterling Silver Apollo 13 Flown Robbins Medal -- With LOA From Mission Commander James Lovell -- From James Lovell's Personal Collection
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