A first printing of the US Constitution sold for $43.2 million on November 18 night at a Sotheby’s auction, setting a record for a historic document, Report informs referring to Bloomberg.
Sotheby’s didn’t disclose a winner of the auction.
The piece is one of 13 surviving copies of the Official Edition of the Constitution printed in 1787 for the delegates to the Constitutional Convention and for the Continental Congress.
Sotheby’s said the item is the most valuable historical document ever sold at auction.
The artifact’s sale “was a monumental and historic occasion,” said Selby Kiffer, senior international specialist for books and manuscripts at the auction house. “Tonight’s result reflects how relevant it remains 234 years later - not only in America but for global democracy.”