A very rare original copy of the United States Constitution has been sold at auction. The copy sold for 43.2 million on Thursday. News AFP.
According to auctioneer Sotheby’s, no historical document has ever been sold at such a high price. In other words, the world record has been set in this case.
Eleven copies of the original US Constitution are said to have survived. One of them was sold at auction yesterday.
The Constitution of the United States was signed at the Independence Hall of Philadelphia on September 17, 18. It was signed by George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison and other founding leaders of the country. The following year the constitution was ratified.
A group of cryptocurrency investors raised up to 40 million to buy a copy of the constitution at auction. But in the end they could not buy the document. The identity of the person who bought the document through auction was not immediately known.
However, a spokesman for Sotheby’s said the copy of the constitution, including the commission, sold for কোটি 43.2 million. This is a world record for the sale of any historical document at auction.
The auction house’s manuscript and antiquities expert, Selby Kifer, said 500 copies of the constitution had been printed before the signing. The copy that went up for auction yesterday is probably part of that version.
Kifer added that this copy of the constitution was only privately owned.