$1.6M Can Buy You a Rare Declaration of Independence Copy
Matt | On 05, Jul 2011
Get out the sledgehammer for your piggy bank now! The recession didn’t hit everyone that bad. There may be some of you out there that have a spare $1.6 million laying around. If so, I’d like to turn your attention to one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence printed in July 1776.
The copy belongs to the New York Times store and they are selling it. The copy for sale is a few weeks older than the famous version at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The NYT version is a “broadside” that was printed by each of the 13 colonies shortly after July 4, 1776. The particular one for sale was originally produced in Salem, Massachusetts, according to CNN.
You have until August 10 to place a legitimate order.
Personally, I’ll pass on pulling out my debit card for that one. There is something inherently spooky about a 235-year-old document laying around my house. I already get enough paper and bills coming to my house. The Internet will have to do for now.
Sorry New York Times!!