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Mexican Nobel Peace Prize medal heads to auction

Mexican Nobel Peace Prize medal heads to auctionA Nobel Peace Prize medal, which was awarded in 1982 to a Mexican diplomat and nuclear disarmament expert, is going to auction in April, according to AP on Tuesday.

The announcement was made at Christie's in New York on Tuesday, the 50th anniversary of the signing of a treaty that created a nuclear-free zone in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The driving force behind the treaty was the late Alfonso Garcia Robles (ROHB'-lehs). He was a foreign minister and ambassador before becoming Mexico's permanent representative to the United Nations Committee on Disarmament.

Christie's specialist Becky MacGuire says the 18-carat gold medal, being offered by Garcia Robles' family, is a "tangible symbol of mankind's struggle for peace."

The presale estimate is $400,000 to $600,000.

It will be part of an April 28 auction of rare decorative arts and objects of cultural significance.
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