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First-edition copy of the US Constitution to be auctioned off
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A first-edition copy of the U.S. Constitution from 1787 – one of only two still in private hands – will be auctioned by Sotheby's next month and is expected to fetch bids of up to $30 million.
Approximately 500 original copies of the Constitution were printed for delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
Thirteen of them are still in existence, 11 of which are on display for the public at various locations, including the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Library of Congress, the Delaware Hall of Records and the Huntington Library.