2020 2-oz Silver Apollo 13 Robbins Medal Uncirculated

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Brand: The Space Store

Product Code: ROBBINSAPOLLO13

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2020 2-oz Silver Apollo 13 Robbins Medal Uncirculated

+++ The Space Store was only allotted 3 of these for purchase. Only 1,000 were minted +++

Now you can own an authentic piece of that Successful Failure with an exclusive limited-edition reproduction of the Apollo 13 Robins Medal. Starting with Apollo 7, the Robbins Company of Attleboro, Massachusetts began working with one or more astronauts from each mission to design and strike medallions that would travel aboard their flights into space. Paid for 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 very limited mintages of only 100 to 450 medals per mission. Today, these prized medals sell for tens of thousands of dollars at auction.

This commemorative medal is modeled after an original Robbins Medal owned by Apollo 13 command module pilot Jack Swigert. Each medal features the same design as the Apollo 13 Robbins Medal, along with dual dates of 1970 and 2020 that commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission when the courage and skill of NASA turned disaster into success.

Not only was this commemorative struck in two full ounces of highly pure 99.9% fine silver, but as part of the antiquing process, each medal was coated with authentic space-flown material. The obverse, struck in Ultra-High Relief, is the official Apollo 13 logo designed by mission commander Jim Lovell. It features the three horses of the sun god Apollo circling the moon. The Latin inscription reads: “From the Moon, Knowledge.” The reverse includes the names of all three astronauts on the mission, the mission’s launch date, and the mission’s return date.

These Apollo 13 Robbin Medal Commemoratives will come sealed in acrylic holders and encapsulated with labels that feature a portrait of Jim Lovell. In addition, each will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and a storycard on the Apollo 13 mission. Just 1,000 of these spectacular commemoratives will ever be struck, however, so that time to secure one is now while you still can!

APOLLO 13 50TH ANNIVERSARY –These medals were modeled after an original Robbins Medal owned by Apollo 13 command module pilot Jack Swigert. They feature the same design as the Apollo 13 Robbins Medal, along with dual dates of 1970 and 2020 and the commemorative’s weight and fineness.

STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Each medal has been struck in two ounces of highly pure 99.9% fine silver and measures 38.74 mm in diameter.

ANTIQUED WITH REAL SPACE-FLOWN MATERIAL – As part of the antiquing process for these medals, each commemorative was coated with authentic space-flown material.

GORGEOUS UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2020 Two-Ounce Silver Apollo 13 Robbins Medal Commemorative will come in original Uncirculated condition as fresh and crisp as the day it left the mint.

EXTREMELY LIMITED EDITION – The maximum worldwide limited edition for this Apollo 13 Robbins Medal Commemorative has been set at just 1,000.

Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of NASA’s “Successful Failure” with this 2020 Two-Ounce Silver Apollo 13 Robbins Medal. Click one to your cart now so that you avoid disappointment later when they’re all gone!