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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Mandela’s Hands Sell For $10m


Solid Gold castings of the hands of South Africa’s first black President Nelson Mandela have been sold for $10m (£7m) in bitcoin.



The castings of the late former South African president’s hand, palm and fist are believed to be the only ones left in the world.



Canadian crypto-currency exchange firm Arbitrade bought four casts from South African businessman Malcolm Duncan, according to a report by BBC Africa.

The firm said it planned to launch a global “Golden Hands of Nelson Mandela” tour to educate young people about the anti-apartheid icon’s life.

This is the first time artefacts of Mr Mandela have been sold in bitcoin.

Mr Mandela was jailed for 27 years for fighting white minority rule in South Africa.

He was released in 1990, and served as president from 1994 to 1999.

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