A Rare Flown Apollo 13 GOLD Robbins Medal Up Auctions for $31,608
To auction, buy, consign or sell a GOLD Robbins medal or a silver Robbins medal, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com, phone the office at (310) 440-2982 or go to the website at http://www.NateDSanders.com.
Gold Robbins Medal
Last month at our Nate D. Sanders auction house, we believed we have a rarity – a gold Robbins medal. And not just any Robbins medal, a Jack Swigert owned, Apollo 13 flown gold Robbins medal. Here it is:
Jack Swigert’s 14K Gold Robbins Medal Flown Aboard Apollo 13 — One of Only 2 Given to Each Astronaut
Jack Swigert’s personally owned Robbins medal struck in 14K gold, 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 given to the three astronauts on the mission, with each astronaut receiving two, intended for him and his wife. Like the silver Robbins medals, the original gold medals taken on the space flight were melted down and re-cast with the new design, without the landing date and with Swigert’s name replacing Ken Mattingly. Medal depicts 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 lists the crew members, space modules, and engraved dates of launch and return, as well as ”14K r”. Unlike the silver medals, the gold medals were not serialized but it’s known that only six were produced. Gold medal measures 1.25” in diameter, housed in its original plastic box. In lustrous, near fine condition. From the estate of Jack Swigert and with an LOA from his sister. Sold for $31,608.
Jack Swigert’s 14K Gold Robbins Medal Flown Aboard Apollo 13 — One of Only 2 Given to Each Astronaut / Click above for larger image.
To auction, buy, consign or sell a gold Robbins medal or a silver Robbins medal, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com, phone the office at (310) 440-2982 or go to the website at http://www.NateDSanders.com.