Copy of JFK Death Certificate for Sale





A document said to be the flawed original version of President John F. Kennedy's death certificate is up for sale, 43 years after a typo helped make it void.

Don McElroy, a funeral home worker who helped load Kennedy's casket into the hearse at Dallas Parkland Hospital, believes he has the first death certificate from the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination.

The document mistakenly lists Kennedy's address as "600 Pennsylvania Ave." _ not 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., better known as the White House. The certificate also omits Kennedy's Social Security number, another error that forced the certificate to be amended.

McElroy says he kept the flawed certificate after his boss tried throwing it out, and auctioneers now trying to sell the document put its worth between $80,000 and $120,000.

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