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p51
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posted 10-22-2012 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not a coin collector at all but I stopped dead in my tracks last month when I was at (adult) Space Camp and on the final day, saw a display case filled with Robbins medallions, in the hall you pass by going to the IMAX theater (which is why I'd never noticed them before then, you never go down that hall unless you're going to see a movie). Most - if not all- appeared to be flown ones. The case was two-sided so you could wrap your eyes around the back with a little dexterity.

I need to break out my photos but I did take one shot of the case. The other people from Space Camp were non-plussed until I explained what these coins were likely worth to collectors!

I'm sure several of you here know about this collection, what's the story with that?

teopze
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posted 10-02-2013 06:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for teopze   Click Here to Email teopze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would be interested to see the photos you mentioned.

Greggy_D
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posted 10-02-2013 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I remember correctly, Owen Garriott loaned his collection to the USSRC.

p51
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posted 10-02-2013 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Greggy_D:
If I remember correctly, Owen Garriott loaned his collection to the USSRC.
Yes, I was just there again a few weeks ago and you are correct on that.

I will need to look up my photos from last year, I'm certain I took at least one photo of the display case. You'd think that several people here would also have shots of the case...

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