NEW YORK—The Statue of Liberty’s nose could be yours. New York’s Guernsey’s auction house said that a chunk of copper intended to create part of the Statue of Liberty’s nose during a 1980s restoration effort will be auctioned off next month.
President Arlan Ettinger told The Associated Press that the 2-foot-long copper casting is one of the four castings that were made. Other than this one, one currently adorns the statue, one was destroyed, and another is in a private collection.
The piece consists of the tip and the area around the nostril.
Other than the copper chunk, the auction house will also include a motorcycle from President John F. Kennedy’s Dallas motorcade, James Dean’s sunglasses, the last home run ball from the original Yankee Stadium, and a photo negative of Marilyn Monroe in the Sept. 24 auction.