WASHINGTON (WUSA) - George Washington's personal copy of the Constitution and draft Bill of Rights will be auctioned off by Christie's in New York in June.
Calling all history buffs, a specially printed and bound Constitution and draft Bill of Rights for George Washington's first year as U.S. President will be auctioned in New York on June 22 by Christie's.
After 223 years, Christie's Auction House estimates this special edition to be worth $2-3 million with added remarks and a signature during George Washington's first term.
Washington's copy of the Acts of Congress, which includes the Constitution and Bill of Rights, was kept at his estate at Mount Vernon until 1876 when it was sold, and later acquired by The Dietrich American Foundation.
According to Christie's, rare documents relating to past American Presidents have reached record prices at Christie's in recent years including an autograph manuscript of Lincoln's 1864 election victory Speech that sold for over $3 million in 2009.