How you can buy your very own copy of the U.S. Constitution

And, yes, I’m talking about the *actual* United States Constitution! I honestly had no idea there were this many copies! 😱


On November 13th, Sotheby’s is gong to be auctioning off the U.S. Constitution. And, yes, it’s the paper document, the Constitution.

But before you get too up in arms or if you even care, I should tell you that this is only one copy of 13 that exist. Oh, 13, spooky!

So, there are 13 first printings of the U.S. Constitution that exist today. Originally, there were about 500 that existed.

Last year, in November 2021, Sotheby’s actually auctioned off a separate copy of the Constitution and this one sold for $43.2 million.

So, the copy that’s going for sale this month was last traded 125 years ago. This copy is slated to sell for $20-30 million.

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