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There are not just 25 copies of the Declaration! However, there are only 25 known copies in existence but many were made. For instance 100 + of the broadsides were made just after the signing of the original Declaration and who knows how many other types of copies were made.

30 of 270 have been found

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there was only one copy, but when printers were made they made an uncounted numbers of the Declaration of Independence so they may not lose it or it fade so much that they may not read it. i belive they keep the original at Washington D.C.

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The Current Locations of the Twenty-five Dunlap Broadsides National Archives, Washington, DC

Library of Congress, Washington, DC (two copies)

Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia (Broadside printed on Vellum) Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey New York Historical Society New York Public Library

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York

Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Chapin Library , Williams College, Williamstown, MA Yale University, New Haven, CT

American Independence Museum, Exeter, NH Maine Historical Society, Portland

Indiana University , Bloomington, IN Chicago ffistorical Society City of Dallas, City Hall

Washington, DC (private collector)

Norman Lear and David Hayden (now on tour throughout the United States)

Public Record Office, United Kingdom (two copies)* *Two copies were forwarded to England with correspondence from Vice Admiral Lord Richard Howe dated July 28 and August 11, 1776 executed abroad the flagship Eagle, off Staten Island. One of the letters was addressed to Lord George Germain. The Dunlap Broadsides were the official notices to England that the American Colonies had absolved all allegiance to the British Crown and the State of Great Britain. This Information was provided by Historical Document Reproduction, Inc.

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The National Archives estimates there are 24 copies of the Declaration of Independence in the world today.

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It is estimated that 200 copies were produced from the first printing. Only 26 are known to exist today.

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I believe there were 200 originals distributed so they could be read by everyone. Out of the originals there have only 34 or 36 that have been found.

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There was only one "original copy" (and it still exists)

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There are about 50 because of of how many people wanted to read it

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