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In this undated image provided by Nate D. Sanders Auctions, shows the obverse of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Dr. Leon Lederman. The award put up for auction by the retired experimental physicist has sold for $765,002 USD.  The online auction went into overtime Thursday, May 28, 2015,  until a final bid went unchallenged for half an hour. Nate D. Sanders Auctions spokesman Sam Heller says the final amount is the fourth-highest ever paid among the 10 Nobel Prizes that have been sold at auction. The 92-year-old has said he decided to sell the prize because it has just been sitting on a shelf.  (Amanda Hart, Nate D. Sanders Auctions via AP)

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