(FoxNews) – 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
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
According to reports, what Kostiner purchased at an auction for $75 may be
Kostiner was the winning bidder on four boxes of papers being tossed out by
the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Kevin Kostiner displaying his discovery of a second-generation
copy of the Declaration of Independence.