For Sale! A 1988 Nobel Prize, in Mint Condition 

US physicist puts his 1988 Nobel prize up for auction.

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An 18-carat gold Nobel Peace Prize medal  (Photo: Reuters)

A retired experimental physicist has put up his 1988 Nobel Prize medal for auction, and the minimum bid is $325,000.

The 92-year-old Leon Lederman, who won the Nobel prize for physics for discovering a subatomic particle called the Muon Neutrino has said:

The prize has been sitting on a shelf somewhere for the last 20 years. I made a decision to sell it. It seems like a logical thing to do.
— Leon Lederman

The online auction being conducted by Nate D Sanders Auctions closes on Thursday evening.

Lederman retired from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois, near Chicago in June 2012 and moved to Idaho.

This will be the third Nobel prize medal to be sold this year. Earlier, the Nobel prize for economics won by Simon Kuznets in 1971 and the Nobel prize for chemistry won by Heinrich Wieland in 1927, were both offered for auction by descendants, and sold for almost $400,000.

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