[APOLLO 12]. FLOWN ON APOLLO 12. LUNAR MODULE PILOT ALAN BEAN'S APOLLO 12 SILVER ROBBINS MEDALLION
10,000 - 12,000 USD
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FLOWN ON APOLLO 12
LUNAR MODULE PILOT ALAN BEAN'S FLOWN APOLLO 12 SILVER ROBBINS MEDALLION
FLOWN Apollo 12 Robbins Medallion #114, NGC MS 64 (certificate number: 2389592-001), sterling silver, 32 mm in diameter. Obverse features the mission insignia with a clipper ship arriving at the Moon, reverse engraved with launch, landing, and return dates ("November 14, 1969 | November 19, 1969 | November 24, 1969"), and serial number. With Autograph Letters Signed by ALAN BEAN and Sue Bean.
ONE OF ONLY 262 MINTED AND FLOWN
Of the run of medallions created for Apollo 12, the first 82 were struck from a silver ingot salvaged from a 1715 shipwreck off Cape Canaveral (the "Spanish Plate Fleet" medallions). Serial numbers 83-262 can be distinguished by the addition of a Sterling silver hallmark, lacking in serial numbers 1-82.
Al Bean's provenance letter reads: "I hereby certify that the silver Apollo 12 Robbins Medallion identified by the number 114 flew aboard Yankee Clipper, our command module, into lunar orbit, 60 miles above the moon, on our Apollo 12 mission in November 14-24, 1969."