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DNA discoverer’s letter sells for $5.3 mn, a record

A letter that scientist Francis Crick wrote to his son about his Nobel Prize-winning DNA discovery was sold to anonymous buyer at a New York City auction on Wednesday for a record-breaking $5.3 million.

world Updated: Apr 12, 2013 00:46 IST

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A letter that scientist Francis Crick wrote to his son about his Nobel Prize-winning DNA discovery was sold to anonymous buyer at a New York City auction on Wednesday for a record-breaking $5.3 million. The price, which far exceeded the $1 million pre-sale estimate, topped $6 million when the commission is included, according to Christie’s. The price was a record for a letter sold, eclipsing an Abraham Lincoln letter that sold in 2008 for $3.4 million.

First Published: Apr 12, 2013 00:44 IST

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