George Washington's Copy of the Constitution President George Washington’s personal copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights was recently auctioned at Christie’s in New York City for $9.8… read more

George Washington's Copy of the Constitution President George Washington’s personal copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights was recently auctioned at Christie’s in New York City for $9.8 million, the most ever paid for an American printed book or manuscript. The 1789 book contains brackets and notes in the margins written by Washington himself to mark the powers of the executive branch. American History TV recorded the auction, took a close look at the book, and interviewed specialists at Christie’s and at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the successful bidder at the auction. close

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New York, New York, United States
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Aug 12, 2012 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 06, 2016 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3

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