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Why purchase this GEM BU Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Robbins Medal?
NASA's Apollo 11 mission in 1969 marked the first time man stepped upon the surface of the moon. This gorgeous medal celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission is a replica of the sterling silver Robbins medals carried by astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. on the historic space voyage. The 39 mm diameter silver plated copper medal was struck by the Sunshine Minting Company with new dies created from the original dies used to produce the historic 1969 medals.
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.
Incredibly Detailed Design
Illustrated on the obverse is a bald eagle preparing to land on the moon with an olive branch in its beak and "APOLLO 11" inscribed above. The image resembles the mission patch designed by the Apollo 11 crew. The reverse duplicates the original Robbins medal featuring the astronaut's names, and the actual "LAUNCHED," "LANDED" and "RETURNED" dates, with the addition of "50TH ANNIVERSARY" and "1969-2019."
Stunning GEM Brilliant Uncirculated Medal in Commemorative Packaging
This 50th Anniversary replica issue of the 1969 Apollo 11 Robbins Medal is presented in Brilliant Uncirculated (GEM BU) condition. The ungraded, antiqued medal is presented with a colorful fold open card which includes information about the historic Apollo 11 mission and a reproduction of the mission patch worn by the astronauts.
This specially packaged silver plated medal celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 space mission will be an exciting addition to your collection! Purchase the medal and patch set from MCM 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|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Apollo 11 Patch Design|
|Reverse Design:||Astronaut Names and Mission Dates|
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