posted 11-24-2013 02:42 PM
As 2013 space exploration auctions wind down, Heritage and RR Auctions' historical data (including buyer premiums) illustrate continued strength in Apollo missions 11 and 17's Robbin medallions.
The following is from data believed correct from Heritage and RR Auction websites. I can not vouch for accuracy or completeness:
Excluding unflown and medallions traded in 'sets', both Apollo 11 and 17 medallions traded at all-time high prices this year; Apollo 11 in May for $36,349, and Apollo 17 also in May for $61,976.
Of note, the average purchase price of six Apollo 11 trades in 2012-13 was $33,710 compared to $20,913 for nine trades in 2007-11. Apollo 17 had seven trades in 2012-13 at an average $50,407, compared to $31,603 for two trades in 2008-11. Both Apollo missions' medallions increased approximately 60% in the last two years from the average of 2007-11 trades.
Finally, of the 24 trades, only one (Apollo 11 #140) traded twice.