Rare US Constitution copy up for auction expected to fetch $  15M

Sotheby’s announced on Friday, which also happens to be Constitution Day, that a copy of the U.S. Constitution will be going up for auction in November.

The document is one of 11 surviving copies of the official first printing of the Constitution, which were produced for the Constitutional Convention delegates and for the Continental Congress.

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This is the final text,” Selby Kiffer, an international senior specialist in Sotheby’s Books and Manuscripts Department, told The Associated Press. “The debate on what the Constitution would say was over with this document. The debate about whether the Constitution was going to be adopted was just beginning.

Ella Hall, a specialist in Books and Manuscripts at Sotheby's, ニューヨークで, holds a 1787 printed copy of the U.S. 憲法. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Ella Hall, a specialist in Books and Manuscripts at Sotheby’s, ニューヨークで, holds a 1787 printed copy of the U.S. 憲法. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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