Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone rare copy becomes the most expensive commercially published 20th-century work of fiction ever sold. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has fetched a record-breaking $471,000 at a US auction house.

The hard back opened live bidding at $75,000 but the heated bidding drove the final price to $471,000. Both the Harry Potter books and movies are insanely popular, so this totally makes sense.

At first glance, the book may look like just any other copy of the 1997 Philosopher’s Stone, the first edition hardcover actually includes several errors and unique properties. This makes it an exquisite collector’s piece.

While the final movie in the franchise celebrated its tenth anniversary this year, the Fantastic Beasts spin-offs continue to tell tales in the Harry Potter universe, with the third film in the series, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, scheduled for release next year.

Harry Potter has established itself as one of the biggest franchises ever. The seven Harry Potter books, which were published between 1997 and 2007. Its the best-selling book series in history, translated into eighty languages and counting.

The author, JK Rowling sold more than 500 million copies worldwide. However, she recently came under fire for her views on Transgender people and their civil rights.

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Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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