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    New York World's Fair Atomic Energy Commission Neutron Irradiated 1939 Mercury Dime, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Certified and Encapsulated by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty. To obtain this souvenir, the visitor deposited his dime into a very narrow machine with transparent sides. The dime rolled down a chute into the area where it was irradiated for a few seconds. It was then ejected via another chute, into a tray at the end of the machine. A Geiger counter nearby demonstrated the radioactivity of the silver dime. The attendant, wearing protective gloves, then snapped the dime in the plastic holder and handed you your souvenir. The holder is blue plastic with white incuse lettering and design, and is 48mm in diameter. A circulated dime in a very fine holder. Sealed in a numbered archival holder. This lot will include a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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