Nelson Mandela’s arrest-warrant NFT sells for almost R2m

The NFT sold via auction this weekend for $130 000. All proceeds will be used to help fund a heritage site that educates the South African quest for democracy.

The Liliesleaf Museum Heritage Site will take home the big paycheck. The museum has held the original arrest warrant document since 2004.

The original warrant is handwritten in both English and Afrikaans. Its pages are now stained yellow and worn thin.

The winner of the auction is not just getting the digital artwork though. The buyer also took home exclusive access to the original document at the museum.

The Momint group, which carried out the NFT auction, says that the money from NFTs is proving key to Liliesleaf’s survival.

It’s not just Nelson Mandela bringing in the big NFT bucks though. The museum scored $50 000 last year from the sale of an NFT of a pen gun owned by Oliver Tambo.

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