SYLVIE DOUGLIS, BYLINE: NPR.

(SOUNDBITE OF DROP ELECTRIC SONG, “WAKING UP TO THE FIRE”)

STACEY VANEK SMITH, HOST:

This is THE INDICATOR FROM PLANET MONEY. I’m Stacey Vanek Smith.

DARIAN WOODS, HOST:

And I’m Darian Woods, here for indicators of the week.

VANEK SMITH: Indicators of the week – and I have a little teaser for you, a little, like, taste of my indicator for the week. Are you ready?

WOODS: Hit me.

VANEK SMITH: It happened last night. Here it is.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

UNIDENTIFIED AUCTIONEER: And now let’s begin the auction. Lot 1787 – the Constitution of the United States of America.

VANEK SMITH: A copy of the Constitution…

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

UNIDENTIFIED AUCTIONEER: Eleven million, 12 million, at 13 million now, 14 million…

VANEK SMITH: …Was auctioned off last night, Darian.

WOODS: I knew that America was facing a lot of polarization at the moment, but I didn’t realize they were auctioning off its Constitution.

VANEK SMITH: (Laughter) OK. It’s one of 13 original copies. It is not like the copy. But it is one of 13 original copies. It’s a big deal. But it’s one of the bidders who is my indicator of the week.

WOODS: Fantastic. I look forward to that after the break.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

VANEK SMITH: It is time for indicators of the week. I gave you a little teaser of mine, but Darian, go first. What is your indicator of the…

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