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FLOWN ON THE SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA (STS-1). APOLLO ASTRONAUT CHARLES DUKE'S STS-1 SILVER ROBBINS MEDALLION

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 USD

From the Collection of a Prominent West Coast Collector

FLOWN ON THE SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA (STS-1). APOLLO ASTRONAUT CHARLES DUKE'S STS-1 SILVER ROBBINS MEDALLION

FLOWN ON THE SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA (STS-1). APOLLO ASTRONAUT CHARLES DUKE'S STS-1 SILVER ROBBINS MEDALLION

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 USD

FROM THE COLLECTION OF A PROMINENT WEST COAST COLLECTOR

FLOWN ON THE SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA (STS-1)

APOLLO ASTRONAUT CHARLES DUKE'S STS-1 FLOWN SILVER ROBBINS MEDALLION


FLOWN STS-1 Robbins Medallion #95F, NGC MS 65 (certificate number: 3044082-005), sterling silver, 37 mm in diameter. Obverse features the mission insignia depicting the shuttle and its orbit around the Earth, reverse engraved with launch and return dates (April 12, 1981 | April 14, 1981 | RW23 EDWARDS AFB). With an Autograph Letter Signed by CHARLES DUKE on his letterhead.


ONE OF ONLY 111 FLOWN OF 359 MINTED — THE FIRST ORBITAL SPACEFLIGHT OF NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM, ORIGINALLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF APOLLO ASTRONAUT CHARLIE DUKE


Charlie Duke's provenance letter reads: "I hereby certify that STS 1 Silver Robbins Medal, serial number 95F, was one that was flown aboard the a space shuttle Columbia, April 12-14, 1981. STS 1 was the maiden voyage of the space shuttle and was commanded by my fellow Apollo 16 crewmember, John Young. This successful flight would begin a new era for space exploration. I wanted to be along. As a member of the Astronaut office, I was permitted to purchase this flown medal. It has been in my possession and a part of my personal collection of space artifacts since receiving it shortly after the mission.

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