The second sale of the Armstrong Family Collection™, which was entirely certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG™), realized more than $2.3 million at Heritage Auctions, May 9. The Armstrong Family Collection features items saved by astronaut Neil Armstrong—the first man to walk on the moon—and his immediate family members.
Of particular interest to the numismatic community, are a pair of Apollo 11 Silver Robbins Medals that were flown on the mission. Each realized $50,000. The medals, which feature the mission insignia and the launch, moon landing, and splashdown dates, were graded MS 66 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). Two other Apollo 11 Silver Robbins Medals that were flown on the mission, graded NGC MS 65 and NGC MS 67, realized $40,000 each. An affiliate of CAG, NGC has graded more than 43 million coins, medals, and tokens.
“CAG’s cataloging and encapsulation of the items in the Armstrong Family Collection and the inherent preservation of their provenance have made it easier for people to better understand and appreciate the artifacts,” said Rick and Mark Armstrong, Neil Armstrong’s sons. “We are very pleased with the results of CAG’s expert services.”
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Other CAG-certified artifacts offered in the sale included a diverse assortment of photos, magazines, coins, medals, buttons, patches, flags and papers. The next sale of CAG-certified artifacts from the Armstrong Family Collection is planned for July 16, 2019, which is the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 11 mission.
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