Apollo 13 Robbins medallion
Lot 201
HAISE'S ROBBINS MEDALLION FROM APOLLO 13.
Sold for US$ 11,590 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
HAISE'S ROBBINS MEDALLION FROM APOLLO 13.
Flown on Apollo 13, a Robbins medallion, sterling silver, 1½ inches in diameter. The crew mission emblem is on the obverse, the crew names and mission dates on the reverse, and serial number "225."

Accompanied by a Typed Letter Signed by Fred W. Haise, which reads in part: "Accompanying this letter is a Robbins sterling silver medallion that was flown on the flight of Apollo 13 during April 1970. The launch date of 'April 11, 1970' and our return date of 'April 17, 1970' are engraved on the reverse side. It is serial number 225 of the Robbins series for Apollo 13.
The emblem of three horses above the moon with the sun in the background was designed by artist Lumen Winter. We were impressed by a painting he did for the St. Regis Hotel in New York City which featured three horses racing across a cloud-filled sky, with a fourth horse falling behind. We asked him to build on some [of] our thoughts for a symbol of the flight. The emblem featured on the front of this medallion was the result of his creative work.
This medallion has been in my personal space artifact collection since 1970.... The flight was scheduled to be the third manned lunar landing mission, but those plans were aborted due to an oxygen tank explosion in our Service Module."
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