Scientist’s letter fetches $5.3 million
NEW YORK (AP) — A letter that scientist Francis Crick wrote to his son about his Nobel Prize-winning DNA discovery has been sold at a New York City auction for a record-breaking $5.3 million.
Christie’s auction house said the purchase was made by an anonymous buyer Wednesday. The price is more than $6 million when the commission is included.
Christie’s said that’s a record for a letter at auction. The previous record belonged to an Abraham Lincoln letter that sold in April 2008 for $3.4 million including commission.