Magna Carta worth $20 Million to $30 Million
One of 17 copies of the Magna Cart will go up for sale December 18 at Sotheby's, CNN reported.
This copy is signed by Kind Edward I in 1297 and is expected to fetch &20 million to $30 million when sold, Dave Redden, the Vice Chairman of Sotheby's said.
The Magna Carta was the document given to King John by English barons in 1215 that changed the relationship of the monarchy with the colonies.
The document is also a declaration of human rights that affects the human rights principles today.
The 1297 version of the Magna Carta became the operative version of the document, Redden said.
Today, its impact is felt by perhaps a third of the world's people, including all of North America, India, Pakistan, much of Africa, Australia and other areas that made up the British Commonwealth.he said in CNN online.
Only two copies exist of the Magna Carta outside of Britain and include the one that Sotheby's is selling and one in Australia.
One copy was lent to the United States by Britain in 1976 for the bicentennial celebration, but was not offered as a permanent gift.
The document was written in medieval Latin on sheepskin and is still legible after 710 years.