First Edition Copy of U.S. Constitution Sells for $43.2 Million After Bidding War

First Edition Copy of U.S. Constitution Sells for $43.2 Million After Bidding War


A rare first-edition copy of the U.S. Constitution has sold for $43.2 million at Sotheby’s this week. The sale was made to a private collector that outbid an online cryptocurrency collective that aimed to purchase the copy.

The Wall Street Journal reports that a rare first-edition copy of the U.S. Constitution sold for $43.2 million at Sotheby’s this week, but the sale was not made to the group of cryptocurrency investors that have been attempting to raise funds to purchase the copy.

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ConstitutionDAO, a cryptocurrency collective, pooled more than $40 million in an effort to purchase the copy of the constitution but during the bidding process an anonymous phone bidder pledged even more and purchased one

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