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    1963 Nobel Committee Medal, MS62
    Gold Medallion for Physics

    1963 Nobel Committee 23K Gold Medal, MS62 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 scattered contact marks on its brilliant and lustrous light yellow surfaces. Nobel's portrait on the obverse, and the arms of the Academy of Sciences on the reverse are bold well-struck.

    Atomic particle theory was the subject matter of the 1963 Nobel laureates in Physics, with three winners. Eugene Paul Wigner earner half of the award for "contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles." Maria Goeppert Mayer and J. Hans D. Jensen each received a quarter share for their "discoveries concerning nuclear shell structure."


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