March 4, 2024



First edition copy of US constitution sells at auction for $43million

Daily Mail UK

A first edition copy of US constitution has sold at auction for $43million after a mystery investor outbid crypto crowd-funders who raised $40million to buy the 1787 document ‘for the people’. 

Sotheby’s auction house, which staged the sale, said the item was one of only 11 known surviving copies of the US charter, signed on September 17, 1787 at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall by America’s founding fathers including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and James Madison.

The winning bidder was not immediately identified but a Sotheby’s spokesperson said the $43.2million price tag including commissions was a world record for a historical document offered at auction.  

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