How much did Harvard pay for the Gutenberg Bible?

How much is a Gutenberg Bible worth today?

The last sale of a complete Gutenberg Bible took place in 1978, which sold for $2.2 million. This copy is now in Austin, Texas. The price of a complete copy today is estimated at $25−35 million.

How many Gutenberg Bibles does Harvard have?

Harvard’s copy is one of 47 known Gutenberg Bibles known to be in existence. The book was printed about 1455 by Johann Gutenberg, the inventor of movable type. For insurance purposes, the Bible is valued at $1 million but it is almost irreplaceable.

How much did the Gutenberg Bible sell for?

NEW YORK (AP) _ A Gutenberg Bible was sold at auction Thursday for $5.39 million, more than double the previous record for a printed book, Christie’s auction house said.

Did Rick sell the leaf of the Gutenberg Bible?

When a rare leaf from the Gutenberg Bible came in front of him, Harrison was in disbelief. According to the show, there are only 49 copies of the Gutenberg Bible known to exist today, and only 21 are complete. Harrison ended up purchasing the leaf for $47,000 and turning around and selling it for $68,000.

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