Rare letters from Alexander Hamilton selling for up to $30,000 each

The founding father on the $10 bill has gotten a lot more popular lately due to a Broadway musical smash and now anything related to the real Alexander Hamilton is sure to bring in big bucks.

The Raab Collection has some rare documents for sale, counting on the fact that a signature from the first U.S. Secretary of Treasury will rack up its own pile of currency.

These 10 letters for sale have been owned by a private family for generations and are so rare that many people did not know they existed. In them, Hamilton writes about paying off the national debt for the Revolutionary war and creates a system for reporting export returns. Their value is increased by the clear signatures that leave no doubt that they were written by the "young, scrappy, and hungry" Hamilton.

Offered individually for between $15 and $30,000 each, the collection is estimated to have a total value of $150,000 which is pretty much pocket change for anyone who can afford a ticket to see "Hamilton" on Broadway these days.

Iconic American figures and founding fathers
See Gallery
Iconic American figures and founding fathers

14. Betsy Ross - 163 in USA; 17 in Florida 

(Photo by Lambert/Getty Images)

13. Thomas Paine - 179 in USA; 20 in California

(Photo by Time Life Pictures/Mansell/Getty Images)

12. Alexander Hamilton - 269 in USA; 25 in New York

(Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images)

11. John Jay - 282 in USA; 38 in Texas

(Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

10. John Witherspoon - 309 in USA; 36 in North Carolina

(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

9. Benjamin Franklin - 401 in USA; 38 in California

(Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

7. James Madison - 753 in USA; 55 in California

(Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

5. Samuel Adams - 1,100 in USA; 75 in Georgia

(Photo by Stock Montage/Stock Montage/Getty Images)

4. George Washington - 1,513 in USA; 133 in Texas

(Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

3. John Hancock - 1,616 in USA; 184 in Texas

(Photo by: PHAS/UIG via Getty Images)

2. Robert Morris - 7,367 in USA; 587 in Florida

(Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

1. John Adams: 9,893 in USA; 789 in Florida

(Photo by Bob Thomas/Popperfoto/Getty Images)


Read Full Story