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Apollo 16 Flown Robbins Medal Sells for $12,600 at NateDSanders.com

To auction, buy, consign or sell Apollo 16 flown items or to inquire regarding our next Apollo 16 flown auction, please contact Nate@NateDSanders.com or call (310) 440-2982.

Apollo 16 Flown

Apollo 16 flown items are very valuable.  Most pricey is an Apollo 16 flown Robbins medal as there were only 98 flown and who knows how many continue to exist.  Only a few have ever been sold.  We at NateDSanders.com Auctions sold our Apollo 16 flown Robbins medal for $12,600.  We also sold Charlie Duke’s Apollo 16 flown cheese crackers for $3,702.  Please see descriptions and pictures below:

Jack Swigert’s Personally Owned Incredibly Scarce Apollo 16 Flown Robbins Medal — Serial Number 90 — One of Only 98 Flown

Apollo 16 flown Robbins Medal, serial number 90, as one of only 98 medals flown during the lunar mission that launched from Kennedy Space Center on 16 April 1972, commanded by John Young, Charles Duke and Ken Mattingly. Sterling silver pictorial obverse features various mission insignia, including an eagle perching on a shield with the moon’s surface in the background, as well as each crew-member’s last name. Verso features dates of launch, landing and return engraved. Serial number “90” is engraved along edge of coin. Coin measures 1.25” and is made of sterling silver, housed in its original ”Robbins Company” plastic box with an “90” sticker on the bottom. Fine. With an LOA from Apollo 13 astronaut Jack Swigert’s sister.  Sold for $12,600.

Apollo 16 Flown

Jack Swigert’s Personally Owned Incredibly Scarce Apollo 16 Flown Robbins Medal — Serial Number 90 — One of Only 98 Flown

Apollo 16 Flown Astronaut Rations — Sealed Packet of Cheese Crackers With Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke’s Signed LOA

Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke’s own Apollo 16 flown space food ration in airtight packaging. The lunar mission launched from Kennedy Space Center on 16 April 1972, commanded by John Young, Duke and Ken Mattingly. NASA over-packed lunch for its astronauts, and after an eleven-day expedition in space, they returned to Earth with leftovers including this intact 12-pack of cheddar cheese crackers. The Velcro tab used to secure the package in the weightless environment of space is still affixed to the upper right. A label affixed to center identifies the snack and bears ID number “5083”. A typed letter of provenance signed by Duke is included. Dated 11 December 2004, it reads in part: “…By this letter, I certify that the Apollo food bag containing ‘Cheddar Cheese Crackers’ with ID number 5083 with a ‘Blue’ Velcro tab was flown to the moon aboard the Apollo Command Module ‘Casper’…Each meal usually consisted of four or five bags that included a drink, a soup, an entree, a vegetable, and a dessert. One crewman would prepare the meals for consumption…While the Apollo food did not look very appetizing, I actually found it tasty and certainly nutritious. The portions were more than ample so all the food was not consumed. This is one of the bags that were not consumed. This food bag has been a part of my personal space collection since we returned from our mission on April 27, 1972…” The Apollo 16 mission included the collection of rock samples from the moon’s Descartes Highlands. Evidence of rock formed by impact rather than volcano surprised scientists, providing new insight into the history of our closest celestial neighbor. Package measures 7″ x 3.5″, in fine condition.   Sold for $3,702.

Apollo 16 Flown

Apollo 16 Flown Astronaut Rations — Sealed Packet of Cheese Crackers With Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke’s Signed LOA

To auction, buy, consign or sell Apollo 16 flown items or to inquire regarding our next Apollo 16 flown auction, please contact Nate@NateDSanders.com or call (310) 440-2982.

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