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Deluxe Breen & Gillio on California Fractional Gold

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:300.00 - 300.00 USD
Deluxe Breen & Gillio on California Fractional Gold
SOLD
200.00USDto d************a+ (36.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Jan 09 @ 16:04UTC-5 : EST/CDT
A buyer’s premium of 18% will be added to the cost of all lots purchased by absentee bidders. The premium is reduced to 15% for floor bidders. See shipping info and full terms.
Breen, Walter, and Ronald J. Gillio. CALIFORNIA PIONEER FRACTIONAL GOLD. HISTORIC GOLD RUSH SMALL CHANGE 1852-1856 AND SUPPRESSED JEWELERS’ ISSUES 1859-1882. Santa Barbara, 1983. 4to, original blue half morocco, gilt; French marbled endpapers. (2), 160 pages; well illustrated; 2 photographic Cibachrome color plates with descriptive tissue guards. Inscribed by Walter Breen on title; signed typewritten letter by Ron Gillio laid in. Near fine, with just minor signs of wear. The Deluxe Edition. “Copy number 30 of a limited edition of 100 hand bound in half-Morocco with marbled end-papers.” It appears that only fifty copies of this “Limited Edition” were actually issued. This work was originally written as an auction catalogue of the famous collection formed by Ed and Kenny Lee and features a great deal of original research by Breen. After the collection was sold privately before the sale, the text was suitably edited and the published work became the standard work on the topic.