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    1947 Nobel Committee Medal, MS63
    Gold Medallion for Physics

    1947 Nobel Committee 23K Gold Medal, MS63 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 trivial contact marks in the fields and on the rims, with fully brilliant and lustrous yellow-gold surfaces. Nobel's portrait on the obverse, and the arms of the Academy of Sciences on the reverse are bold well-struck.

    Sir Edward Victor Appleton investigated the upper atmosphere and discovered the so-called Appleton Layer. His discovery earned the 1947 Nobel Prize in Physics. The Appleton Layer is known today as the F region of the ionosphere, unaffected by atmospheric conditions, and therefore a dependable reflector of radio signals.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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