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Sell Your Apollo Command Module (CM) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) at Nate’s Auction

FREE VALUATION TODAY — Email Nate@NateDSanders.com for your appraisal of your Apollo Command Module (CM) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) with a potential value up to $65,000 or more.  You may also call our Nate D. Sanders Auction House (http://www.NateDSanders.com) at (310) 440-2982.  If you decide to sell your Apollo Command Module (CM) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) with our auction house, you will receive 0% seller’s commission, the best auction rate in the auction business.

Apollo Command Module (CM) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)

Recently, an Apollo Command Module (CM) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) sold for approximately $65,000 at auction.  We at Nate D. Sanders Auction House can obtain up to $65,000 or more for your Apollo Command Module (CM) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU).  Please email Nate@NateDSanders.com.

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One of our space sales was recently featured in Coin World.  Here is the article:

Space-flown Apollo 11 Robbins medal sells at auction for $34,375

Piece once part of collection of mission astronaut Buzz Aldrin

https://www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins/2017/06/buzz-aldrin-apollo-11-medal-sells-in-may-25-auction.all.html#

Buzz Aldrin Robbins medal lead Inertial Measurement Unit

The Apollo 11 mission insginia that appears on the obverse of the silver Robbins medal was designed by command module pilot Michael Collins.
Original images by Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

One of an undisclosed number of space-flown Apollo 11 Robbins medals obtained by astronaut Buzz Aldrin sold May 25 in a Nate D. Sanders Auctions sale for $34,375.

The price realized includes the 25 percent buyer’s fee added to the final closing hammer price.

The unnamed consignor of the sterling silver Robbins medal is reported to have received the medal directly from Aldrin.

The 28-millimeter medal from the Sanders auction depicts on its obverse the Apollo 11 insignia featuring APOLLO 11 inscribed above and an eagle with an olive branch in its beak landing on the surface of the Moon, with the Earth illustrated in the distance. The medal’s reverse is inscribed around with the surnames of the Moon-landing mission’s astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Aldrin. Collins designed the Apollo 11 insignia.

Engraved on the reverse on raised, horizontal tablets are the dates of the launch, July 16, 1969; landing, July 20, 1969; and return, July 24, 1969.

The serial number 60 is engraved in the field just below the tablet bearing the landing date.

According to Space Flown Artifacts, Robbins medals “have been produced for, and flown on, every manned U.S. mission since Apollo 7. Minted by the Robbins Company, of Attleboro, Mass., the sterling silver medallions for each mission were paid for by the crews and available for purchase only by NASA astronauts at the time.”

Between 255 and 450 Robbins medallions were minted for each Apollo mission. The medallions for the first few flights were struck with blank space on the reverse for the launch and return dates to be added post-flight. For the moon landing missions three blank fields were included for the launch, lunar landing, and return dates.

Of the 450 medals struck for the Apollo 11 mission, 440 were carried aboard the spacecraft.

Prior to the Apollo 7 mission, astronauts sometimes took with them on their flights various souvenirs, including coins and paper money. Those items also appear at auction periodically.

FREE VALUATION TODAY — Email Nate@NateDSanders.com for your appraisal of your Apollo Command Module (CM) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) with a potential value up to $65,000 or more.  You may also call our Nate D. Sanders Auction House (http://www.NateDSanders.com) at (310) 440-2982.  If you decide to sell your Apollo Command Module (CM) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) with our auction house, you will receive 0% seller’s commission, the best auction rate in the auction business.

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