Lot Number:18
Start Time:4/23/2024 4:00:00 AM
End Time:5/12/2024 10:08:30 PM
Bid Count:17
Winning Bidder:R****d
Starting Bid:$1.00
Bid Increment:$1.50
Current Bid:$21.00
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A Piece of Atomic Age History: Neutron Irradiated Silver Dime

Own a unique conversation starter and a tangible piece of atomic history with this neutron-irradiated silver dime!

These dimes were originally minted from silver and then bombarded with neutrons in a process called neutron activation. This process caused a tiny portion of the silver atoms to become radioactive, although the level of radioactivity was minimal and short-lived (usually around 22 seconds).

What makes this dime special?

  • Historical Significance: It represents the public's fascination with the atomic age and the desire to understand this powerful new technology.
  • Museum Souvenirs: These dimes were often sold as souvenirs at museums like the American Museum of Atomic Energy, making them conversation starters and educational tools.
  • Collectible Curiosity: Not a common collectible, these dimes offer a unique perspective on the history of science and technology.

Important to Note:

  • Minimal Radioactivity: By now, the radioactivity in the dime would have decayed to safe levels.
  • Not for Everyday Use: While safe to handle, these dimes are best enjoyed as collectibles and not intended for everyday use.

This neutron-irradiated silver dime bridges the gap between numismatics and scientific history, making it a fascinating addition to any collection.

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