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    1942 Nobel Committee Medal, MS64
    Gold Medallion for Physics

    1942 Nobel Committee 23K Gold Medal, MS64 NGC. 27 mm. 20 grams. The five members of the Nobel committees are tasked with the identification of a worthy laureate for the Nobel Prize in the various classes. With just five committee members, these medals were struck in minuscule quantities and are extremely rare today. Issued to committee members for Physics, this medal exhibits minuscule marks in the fields and on the rims, with frosty and fully lustrous yellow-gold surfaces. Nobel's portrait on the obverse, and the arms of the Academy of Sciences on the reverse are bold and well-struck.

    There were no Nobel Prizes awarded in 1942 for any category, one of just six years that the prize for physics went unawarded. The other years were 1916, 1931, 1934, 1940, and 1941. The prize money was returned to the Nobel Fund, with one-third going to the Main Fund and two-thirds going to the Special Fund.


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