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1969-2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Robbins Medals 1 oz Copper Antiqued Medal GEM BU

1969-2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Robbins Medals 1 oz Copper Antiqued Medal GEM BU
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Why add the 1969-2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Robbins Medal: 1 oz Antiqued Medal GEM BU to your collection?

This 1969-2019 Apollo 11 Robbins Medal was issued to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11th space flight and lunar landing. This Antiqued Medal was struck by Sunshine Minting on a 1 oz. copper-nickel planchet. This issue is based on the original Robbins Medal strikes, which are virtually unavailable to most collectors due to their extremely low original mintages. Many Robbins Medals were sterling silver issues that were actually space flown - they were designed by astronauts for astronauts. This medal utilizes the original design from 1969.

The History

Beginning with Apollo 7, the Robbins Company of Attleboro, Massachusetts worked with one or more astronauts from each mission to design and strike medallions that would travel aboard the flights into space. Funded by the crews and available for purchase only by NASA astronauts and members of the Astronaut Flight Office (AFO) support crew, these sterling silver mementos usually had extremely limited mintages of between 100 to 450 medals per mission. Today, these highly prized medals sell for tens of thousands of dollars at auction.

One Giant Step for Collectors

The obverse of the issue features an image familiar to coin collectors: the Apollo 11 mission badge. This dramatic bald eagle landing on the moon image famously appeared on the reverses of the classic Susan B. Anthony and "Ike" Eisenhower dollar coins. The reverse features the names of Apollo 11 crew members Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, and the dates of the mission.

Beautiful Gem BU Example

Gem BU medals are choice uncirculated examples that would grade at the MS65 level or higher. The antiqued finish creates a darkened appearance in recessed areas and along the edges of the design devices. Gem BU examples are coveted and widely collected.

This unique issue is sure to fuel the imagination of collectors at every level of the hobby! Order your 1969-2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Robbins 1 oz. Antiqued Medal in GEM BU condition from ModernCoinMart today.

ModernCoinMart, a sponsor of the commemorative program, is proud to support charitable organizations that are important to the astronauts’ families. References herein to the Apollo 11 astronauts is not intended to state or imply an endorsement, recommendation or approval by the astronauts, their families or their representatives, of the Robbins Medal commemorative program.


Year of Issue:1969-2019
Mint:Sunshine Minting
Grading Service:Uncertified
Grade:GEM BU
Finish:Antiqued
Composition:Copper
Display Weight:1 oz
Weight in Grams:31.1035 g
Weight in Ounces:1 oz
Diameter:39 mm
Edge Type:Plain
Obverse Design:Apollo 11 Patch Design
Reverse Design:Astronaut Names and Mission Dates
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A piece of history with a real connection!
This Robbins Commemorative Medal is beautiful and well executed. It is also meaningful because it has a REAL connection with the original medals, as well as to the individuals who were at the center of the historical event, having been minted using the original plates which had been in the possession of Astronaut Neil Armstrong. I am happy that they decided to only add the year dates to the reverse of the medal as an indicator of the 50th Anniversary commemoration, and didn't add a whole bunch of other stuff to the medal and clutter the original design. I am thrilled to have this medal in my Apollo collection, it is treasured.
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Robbins repro medal Apollo 11
A wonderful Apollo 11 anniversary item at a very reasonable price!
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