Ultra Rare Original 1945 Manhattan Project Silver Lapel Pin from Oak Ridge, TN

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 08, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
Military collectors do not want to miss this chance to own a very unique piece of history. Ultra rare original sterling silver Manhattan Project lapel pin.
The Manhattan Project was the top secret operation to build the world's first atomic bomb during World War II. The Manhattan Project lead to the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Workers who participated in the project were given the pins as an award upon conclusion of the secret operation. Those who worked a year or less received a bronze pin and those with over one year received a silver pin.
The Atomic Heritage Foundation states that only 132,000 pins were issued in 1945.
This low issue number makes the pins very rare and highly collectible today. The pin itself is sterling silver, 3/4 inch in diameter, and has the original Whitehead-Hoag markings on the backing. The pin itself has no broken parts and is in good shape for being 60 plus years old. This pin is most likely from Oak Ridge Tennessee since it was found at a yard sale in East Tennessee some years ago.
This pin represents people and places that were pivotal to world history. A relic of this type is very rare and may even be considered priceless. Don't delay in owning a sacred piece of our American heritage today.