Statue of Liberty’s Nose Up for Auction

By Helena Zhu
Helena Zhu
Helena Zhu
August 24, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

STATUE OF LIBERTY: A copper chunk designed to create the Statue of Liberty's nose in a 1980s restoration will be auctioned off in September. (The Epoch Times)
STATUE OF LIBERTY: A copper chunk designed to create the Statue of Liberty's nose in a 1980s restoration will be auctioned off in September. (The Epoch Times)
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.

Helena Zhu