A rare gold medal taken to the moon by Neil Armstrong sold for over $2 million on July 16, 2019. This was 50 years to the day after Apollo 11 blasted off on its epic journey!
One of only 3 gold medals made
The medal realized $2,055,000 in an auction sale of items from the Armstrong Family CollectionTM. It was one of only 3 official Apollo 11 gold medals – minted exclusively for crew members Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. On July 20, 1969, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon.
Littleton is offering copper and silver-plated reproductions of the Apollo 11 mission medal.
Mission medals for astronauts and support staff only
The Apollo 11 gold medals and a larger number of silver medals were minted under official sanction by Robbins Co. of Attleboro, MA. Starting with Apollo 7 in 1968, the Robbins company struck 14k gold and sterling silver medals for each of the 12 manned Apollo missions. Known as Robbins Medals, they were often astronaut designed and available only to crew members and support personnel. The Apollo 11 medal was based on a concept by Michael Collins, who piloted the command module Columbia.
Silver versions also went to the moon
Numerous medals flew aboard the spacecraft during each manned Apollo mission. Besides the gold medals, over 400 individually numbered silver Robbins Medals flew aboard the Apollo 11 command module. The three gold medals actually landed on the moon in the lunar module Eagle.
An exclusive Apollo 11 design
The obverse of the Apollo 11 Robbins Medals features the mission insignia of an eagle landing on the moon with Earth in the background. The reverse bears the last names of the crew members along with the dates of the launch, lunar landing and splashdown.
50th Anniversary replicas available
Littleton offers you 50th anniversary reproductions of the Robbins Medals from the 1969 mission that put the first men on the moon! Get a 1 oz. copper replica of the Apollo 11 Robbins medals in an informative display card. Or enjoy a 1 oz. copper replica in a display card with a complete Uncirculated 1969 U.S. coin set. You can also choose a silver-plated copper replica of the Apollo 11 medals in an illustrated display card.
The dies for these 50th anniversary medals were created from the dies for the original Apollo 11 Robbins Medals that flew in space on that historic mission.
It’s a unique and exciting way to honor one of the greatest achievements in human history!