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Record auction at Sotheby's for rare copy of the American Constitution

2021-11-19T17:57:57.057Z

A private collector wins a very rare first copy of the American Constitution from Sotheby's for a record amount and a case breaks out: the anonymous customer who got his hands on the document, one of the 13 arrived to us from "We the People", has ... (ANSA)



(ANSA) - NEW YORK, NOV 19 - A private collector won a very rare first example of the American Constitution at Sotheby's for a record amount and a case broke out: the anonymous customer who got his hands on the document, one of the 13 "We the People" beat ConstitutionDAO, a large group of cryptocurrency investors who had raised $ 46 million to seize it and put it back "in the hands of the people" on the fray. In the end, after eight minutes of upward bidding, the sum paid was $ 43.2 million including auction fees, double the starting estimate. Asked why ConstitutionDAO stopped at 40 million, a spokesperson explained that the group had calculated its cap based on additional costs such as insurance.conservation and transport. The six-page Constitution dated 1787 has thus become the most expensive document handed over at auction, more than Leonardo's Leicester Code that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates paid $ 30.8 million and more than the Magna Carta 27 years ago. which Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein paid out 21.3 million in 2007. The Constitution changed hands at Sotheby's is one of two still in private hands: it was printed for the delegates to the Constituent Assembly and for the Continental Congress over 230 years ago.$ 8 million and more than the Magna Carta for which Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein paid out $ 21.3 million in 2007. The Constitution changed hands at Sotheby's is one of two still in private hands: it was printed for the delegates to the Constituent Assembly and for the Continental Congress over 230 years ago.$ 8 million and more than the Magna Carta for which Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein paid out $ 21.3 million in 2007. The Constitution changed hands at Sotheby's is one of two still in private hands: it was printed for the delegates to the Constituent Assembly and for the Continental Congress over 230 years ago.


   Only 27 first editions of the Declaration of Independence survive, but only 13 original copies of the Constitution are still in circulation.

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