Nobel Prize Medal in Chemistry for Edwin McMillan

Description
Edwin McMillan shared the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Glenn Seaborg. McMillan discovered element 93, or neptunium, in 1940 while working on the world's largest cyclotron at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Seaborg's discovery of element 94, or plutonium, was based on McMillan's discovery.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal
Date made
1951
original issue
1901
recipient
McMillan, Edwin M.
issuing authority
Nobel Foundation
obverse designer
Lindberg, Erik
reverse designer
Lindberg, Erik
obverse engraver
Lindberg, Erik
reverse engraver
Lindberg, Erik
manufacturer
MJV
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
gold (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: dia. 65.6 mm; wt. 201.679 g
place of issue
Sweden
place made
Sweden
ID Number
1992.0538.0004
catalog number
1992.0538.0004
accession number
1992.0538
catalog number
92.538.04
subject
Coins, Currency and Medals
Nobel Prize
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
McMillan, Elsie

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