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The medal features the original concept for the Apollo mission insignia. (Heritage Auctions)

Ibinebenta ngayon ng Dallas-based Heritage Auctions ang gold medal na kasama ni Neil Armstrong sa kaniyang Apollo 11 mission sa buwan sa halagang $2 million.

Dinisenyo ang naturang medal na ito para sa Apollo 11 mission insignia na ginawa ni Michael Collins.

“The obverse depicts Collins’ early and original concept for the mission insignia with the eagle carrying an olive branch in its mouth,” paliwanag ng Heritage Auctions sa kanilang website.

“NASA thought the sharp, open talons of the eagle looked too “warlike” and the olive branch, representing peace, was moved to the claws. This is one of, if not the only, major official items that renders the insignia as it was meant to be by the astronaut designer.”

Nakalagay naman sa likod ng medal ang mission, petsa, at mga apelyido ng Apollo 11 crews.

Ang 28-mm solid gold Robbins Medal na ito ay parte ng Armstrong Family Collection at may pre-sale estimate na $100,000.