From the Collection of a Prominent West Coast Collector
July 20, 09:53 PM GMT
10,000 - 12,000 USD
FROM THE COLLECTION OF A PROMINENT WEST COAST COLLECTOR
STRUCK FROM SILVER FLOWN ON APOLLO 13
COMMANDER JAMES LOVELL'S APOLLO 13 SILVER ROBBINS MEDALLION
Re-minted from FLOWN silver, Apollo 13 Robbins Medallion #284, NGC MS 69 (certificate number: 2356822-002), sterling silver, 32 mm in diameter. Obverse features the mission insignia with three flying horses and the motto "Ex Luna, scientia," the reverse bears the corrected crewmember names ("James A. Lovell, Jr. • Fred W. Haise, Jr. • John L. Swigert, Jr."), mission launch and return dates ("April 11, 1970 | April 17, 1970") and the serial number. With an Autograph Letter Signed by JAMES LOVELL on Lovell Communications letterhead.
ONE OF ONLY 404 MEDALLIONS, STRUCK FROM THE SILVER OF 400 FLOWN MEDALLIONS, ORIGINALLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CDR JAMES LOVELL
See preceding lot.
Jim Lovell's provenance letter reads: "I hereby confirm and certify that Apollo 13 silver Robbins Medal serial number 284 is one that was struck with silver that was flown to the moon with me aboard the mission April 11-17 1970. Although we were not able to land on the lunar surface, the Apollo 13 mission will always be remembered as one of our country's greatest successes. This medal has been in my collection of personal mementos since the mission."