Nobel laureate auctions off his medal

May 28, 2015 12:18 AM

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The gold medal for the 1988 Nobel prize for physics is up for auction. It had been awarded to one of the nation's leading quantum physicists, Leon Lederman, and two others credited with discovering a new type of neutrino.

The sale is unusual in that Leon Lederman, now 92, is only one of two Nobel laureates who have decided to sell their medals while they are still living, says the auction house, Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

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