Bids Could Reach $20M for First-Edition Copy of US Constitution

A first-edition printed copy of the U.S. Constitution described by Sotheby’s auction house as being “rarer than the first printing of the Declaration of Independence” is going up for bids in New York with bidding expected to climb up to $20 million. 

The document is one of 11 surviving copies from the first printing of the final text that was produced for the 1787 Constitutional Convention and Continental Congress, reports CNN. It is the last of the documents remaining in private hands. 

Before the sale, the document is to be on exhibit at several locations in the United States, starting with the Sotheby New York galleries before heading to Chicago and Dallas. 

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