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Discovering the Declaration Helps "Pursuit of Happiness"

A rare 1823 copy of the Declaration of Independence was bought for $2.48 at a Nashville thrift store and later sold at auction for $477,650.

Michael Sparks, a music equipment technician, found the copy in March while browsing through the Music City Thrift Shop, the Associated Press said.

The lucky find is one of 200 "official copies" commissioned by John Quincy Adams in 1820.