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August Charles Gies

Biography

Born in Pittsburgh. He opened a jewelry store in 1883 and retired in 1941. He married Ella M. Caddes in 1887. They had a son and a daughter. He was a member of the Masons.

He was a charter member of the Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society in 1878. Gies discovered a bag of 1000 1854 half cents in the 1930's. He is noted as much as a hoarder as a collector. He set aside rolls of many issues of current coins. Gies' coins were included in an Elder auction March 5, 1903, and two Stack's auctions October 19, 1940, and March 28, 1941.

profile: NUM 48 Mar 1935 page 161 obit: NUM 57 Jun 1944 page 503

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies

 

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