Did You Know These 10 Rarest Historical Documents?

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History is made up of documents, manuscripts, and letters that tell us more about the past. Creations of countries to simple laws that we live by are all written down on paper. So what are some of the rarest historical documents throughout history? From the legendary documents that alter our history like the Declaration of Independence, to poetic and artistic manuscripts from masterminds such as Béla Bartók, these are just a few of the rare documents throughout history that have shaped our world into what it is today.

10. Thomas Jefferson’s First Naturalization Act Signed 1790, $68,750

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9. Autograph Manuscript Collection 1924, $127,093

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8. Richard P. Feynman Talk of the Atom Bomb 1944, $156,250

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7. Thomas Lynch Jr Declaration Signer 1775, $212,500

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6. Emancipation Proclamation 1864, $2.17 Million

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5. The Thirteenth Amendment 1865, $2.41 Million

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4. Christopher Columbus’ Letters 1492, $3.9 Million

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3. Declaration of Independence 1776, $8.1 Million

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2. Magna Carta 1297, $21.3 Million

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1. The Official Edition of the United States Constitution 1787, $43.2 Million

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