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Hardcover Edition Gies Half Dollar Sale

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Hardcover Edition Gies Half Dollar Sale
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Stack’s. THE A.C. GIES COLLECTION OF HALF DOLLARS. LISTING THE HAZELTINE (sic) & GIES VARITIES (sic), ALSO THE PRICES REALIZED AT THE PUBLIC AUCTION SALE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1940. New York, (1940). 8vo, original blue cloth, gilt. (4), 69, (1) pages; price realized printed alongside each description. A bit worn at extremities; very good or better. No. 68 of the Limited Hardbound Edition of 100 copies, signed by Benjamin Stack. August C. Gies (1855-1944), was a prolific coin collector. The Stacks described him as being "one of the most ardent students of numismatics," noting that "when this collection was described, Mr. Gies was the oldest living collector in the United States, having commenced his collecting activities in 1864."