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A rare copy of the US constitution sold at auction for $ 43 million

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An extremely rare original copy of the US constitution has sold for $ 43 million – a world record for a historical document sold at auction, Sotheby’s said. It is one of only 11 known surviving copies of the American Constitution, signed on September 17, 1787 in the Philadelphia Hall of Independence by the founding fathers of America, including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and James Madison, and ratified the following year. .

The winning bidder remained anonymous. A group of cryptocurrency investors had raised $ 40 million to buy the document, but failed to bid, the auction house said. Selby Kiefer, an expert on manuscripts and ancient books at Sotheby’s, told the media that the copy was probably part of copies of the original printed on the eve of the document’s signing. “This specimen is the only one that falls into private hands,” Kiefer told AFP.

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Petar Gramatikov

Dr. Petar Gramatikov is the Editor in Chief and Director of The European Times. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Reporters. Dr. Gramatikov has more than 20 years of Academic experience in different institutions for higher education in Bulgaria. He also examined lectures, related to theoretical problems involved in the application of international law in religious law where a special focus has been given to the legal framework of New Religious Movements, freedom of religion and self-determination, and State-Church relations for plural-ethnic states. In addition to his professional and academic experience, Dr. Gramatikov has more than 10 years Media experience where he hold a positions as Editor of a tourism quarterly periodical “Club Orpheus” magazine – “ORPHEUS CLUB Wellness” PLC, Plovdiv; Consultant and author of religious lectures for the specialized rubric for deaf people at the Bulgarian National Television and has been Accredited as a journalist from “Help the Needy” Public Newspaper at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

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