Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Jefferson signed document, $118,750, Swann Auction

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Jefferson signed document, $118,750, Swann Auction

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Jefferson signed document, $118,750, Swann Auction

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Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Jefferson signed document, $118,750, Swann Auction
A 1792 printed copy of An Act Establishing a Mint, and Regarding the Coins of the United States, signed by Thomas Jefferson, sold for $118,000 at an auction of Printed & Manuscript Americana held April 8 by Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. Also, an 1820 manuscript book of Mexican recipes, Cuaderno de Guisos, by Ramona Garcia Rico, went for $21,250; and a first-edition copy of Book of Mormon (Palmyra, N.Y., 1830), naming Joseph Smith as the “author and proprietor,” made $45,000. Prices include a 25 percent buyer’s premium.

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