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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 2569. Estimate $30. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007. 
Sold For $18. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Stack’s. Ancient Coins (Reinhold Faelten). (New York). 20-22 January 1938. Portrait frontispiece, 2169 lots, 27 photographic plates, tissue guards. An important American sale of Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins. Laminated and gilt printed card covers. Fair condition, the laminated film has mostly peeled away. leaving a impression of the title on the cover, chipped and dog-eared.

Stack’s first important sale of ancients, after beginning their auctions in 1935. Although Stack’s remains one of the largest auctioneers of ancient and foreign coins in America, that aspect of the business remains a mere sidelight to their tremendous presence in the US coin market.