Apollo 11 Robbins medal makes $25,000 in LA

An Apollo 11 mission-flown Robbins medal realised $25,000 at Nate D Sanders in Los Angeles on December 17.

Apollo 11 Robbins
The medals were produced as souvenirs for NASA astronauts and staff

Robbins medals were produced for each mission of the US space programme as souvenirs for the astronauts. Each of the missions has a different design.

They are among the most desirable items of space memorabilia, with Apollo 11 examples having grown in value by 9.6% per annum between 2004 and 2014.

The lot comes from the collection of Apollo 13 astronaut Jack Swigert.

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