Collector Discovers Historic Copy of Declaration of Independence, Rare Find Produced In 1830s
By FOX 5 // July 4, 2016
Only 201 Copies Ever Printed
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (FOX 5) – A Las Vegas collector is marking the Fourth of July with a rare find he stumbled upon–a copy of the Declaration of Independence produced in the 1830s.
An engraver made 201 facsimiles of the original Declaration of Independence in 1823 using a copper plate. Kevin Kostiner recently discovered that he has a reproduction of one of those facsimiles.
“It’s wonderful to see it,” Mark Hall-Patton, a Las Vegas museums administrator told Fox5 Las Vegas. “You don’t see these (copies) of the original 201 that were printed.”
What Kostiner purchased at an auction for $75 may be worth $35,000, the station reported.