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In Photos: Francis Crick Nobel Up For Auction

Francis Crick

francis crick in his office

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Francis Crick, shown here in his office is best known for co-discovering, along with James Watson, the structure of the DNA molecule.

The Nobel Prize in Medicine

nobel prize of francis crick

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The 1962 Nobel Prize gold medal awarded to Dr. Francis Crick for his work in the discovery of the structure of DNA will be offered by his family in a public auction conducted by Heritage Auctions in New York City on April 10 with a portion of proceeds to benefit scientific research at The Francis Crick Institute, scheduled to open in London in 2015.

Nobel Prize

nobel prize of francis crick

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The back of the Nobel Prize award.

Prize Diploma

Francis Crick's Nobel Prize diploma

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The colorful Nobel Prize diploma pictured here and the large gold medal received by Dr. Francis Crick in 1962 for his research on DNA will be offered by his family in a public auction conducted by Heritage Auctions in New York City on April 10 with a portion of proceeds to benefit scientific research at The Francis Crick Institute, scheduled to open in London in 2015.

Award Check

Francis Crick's Nobel Prize award check.

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The front and back (endorsed "Doctor Francis Crick") of the 1962 Nobel Prize award check in the amount of 85,739.88 Swedish Krona given to Dr. Francis Crick. The check will be offered by his family in a public auction conducted by Heritage Auctions in New York City on April 11 with a portion of proceeds to benefit scientific research at The Francis Crick Institute, scheduled to open in London in 2015.

Signed by Crick

Doctor Francis Crick's endorsement of the Nobel Prize check.

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Doctor Francis Crick's endorsement of the Nobel Prize check.

Lab Coat

lab coat worn by Francis Crick.

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A laboratory coat worn by Francis Crick has a symbolic DNA helix design on the front and his initials twice in the inside collar. The coat will be offered by his family in a public auction conducted by Heritage Auctions in New York City on April 11 with a portion of proceeds to benefit scientific research at The Francis Crick Institute, scheduled to open in London in 2015.

His Initials

Francis Crick's initials on the inside collar of his lab coat.

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Francis Crick's initials on the inside collar of his lab coat.

DNA Model

model of dna structure built by watson and crick.

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DNA model built by Crick and Watson in 1953, on display in the National Science Museum of London.