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Nobel Peace Prize Sold to Help Ukrainian Kids Shatters Record at $103.5 Million

Dmitry Muratov

Dmitry Muratov

Photographer: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

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New York (AP) -- The Nobel Peace Prize auctioned off by Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov to raise money for Ukrainian child refugees sold Monday night for $103.5 million, shattering the old record for a Nobel.

A spokesperson for Heritage Auctions, which handled the sale, could not confirm the identity of the buyer but said the winning bid was made by proxy. The $103.5 million sale translates to $100 million Swiss francs, hinting that the buyer is from overseas.