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davidcwagner
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posted 05-17-2014 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There were 80 bronze Robbins medallions for Skylab III. Any other examples of bronze Robbins medallions?

4allmankind
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posted 05-18-2014 06:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've wondered the same and haven't yet seen any from other flights.

tnperri
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posted 05-18-2014 07:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to SpaceFlownArtifacts.com, no other bronze Robbins were made except for those 80.

davidcwagner
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posted 04-13-2018 02:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have only seen one bronze Robbins Apollo era medallion. It was for Apollo 17. Any other bronze Apollo era Robbins medallions?

I put the Apollo 17 bronze up for auction. Opinions welcome.

denali414
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posted 04-13-2018 04:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I knew of the silver and gold Robbins medals, but never seen/heard of a bronze. Is it a replica medallion made by a different company?

tnperri
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posted 04-13-2018 06:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some I found with a quick scan. From an RR auction:
Collection of 109 Shuttle Robbins medallions, including rare bronze test proofs, Unique collection of 109 unflown Space Shuttle Robbins medallions, comprising 102 sterling silver medals and 7 rare pre-production bronze examples, ranging from STS-1 to STS-132. These rare Robbins medals originate from the collection of a Robbins Company executive, and therefore have some unique traits: the bronze examples lack serial numbers, as do the sterling silver medals for STS-1 and STS-51-B; the bronze medallions and the sterling STS-51-B medallion are also missing their typical hallmarks.

denali414
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posted 04-13-2018 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting Tim — that means the bronze were just company proof tests of what would become the real sterling silver Robbins medals for production. In the numismatic world, this can either be a good thing, or not have much value at all.

Need to do some more research to see which way the market has been valuing these over time.

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