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The original copy of the constitution was auctioned for $ 43 million


Copy of the U.S. Constitution from 1787
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It is said to be one of the last eleven copies, and now a version of the US Constitution has been auctioned off at Sotheby’s for $ 43 million. Never before had so much money been paid for a historical document.

EA rare original copy of the U.S. Constitution has been auctioned for $ 43 million since 1787. Like the auction house சோத்பியின் Announced after the auction on Thursday evening in New York, this amount is a world record for a historical document at auction. Sotheby’s originally estimated the value at $ 15 million and $ 20 million, respectively.

This document is said to be one of the last eleven originals of the U.S. Constitution, published in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787 by the founding fathers of the United States. George Washington And Benjamin Franklin.

According to Sotheby’s manuscripts and old book expert Selby Kiffer, this may have been part of an edition containing 500 copies printed the night before it was signed. Today it is the only one in private ownership. It was recently owned by American collector Dorothy Tapper Goldman.

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