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Jun 12, 2012 4:08 PM by Matt Stafford

George Washington's constitution to be auctioned

WASHINGTON (AP) - George Washington's 223-year-old copies of the Constitution and Bill of Rights are expected to go for bids of $2 million to $3 million at auction later this month.

The documents are bound in a book that contains notes in Washington's handwriting, including notations of the responsibilities of the president, and is in remarkable condition. Christie's auction house plans to offer it to bidders on June 22.

Washington's book was displayed for reporters in the nation's capital on Tuesday. It was part of the estate of the late H. Richard Dietrich, Jr., a Pennsylvania businessman.

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