The Memorial Collection of August “Gus” J. Nagy — Did You Know?

The Memorial Collection of August "Gus" J. Nagy

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is featuring the Memorial Collection of August "Gus" J. Nagy 1942 – 2019 in our official auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Winter Expo?

August J. Nagy, known as "Gus," was born in 1942 in Manhattan, New York. Prior to his retirement, he was a time-clock mechanic in Queens, New York.  He proudly served his country aboard the USS Sterlet Submarine during the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Navy, from which he was honorably discharged. In addition to amassing his coin and paper money collections, Gus was an amateur photographer, and a dedicated husband, father and grandfather.

Over the course of his life, Gus developed an interest in collecting "everything," which included becoming an avid collector of stamps, Depression glass and numismatics. The majority of the collection was accumulated in the 1960s and continued throughout the 2000s. Gus was very proud of his collection and, at one time, displayed it at various coin and paper money shows, where he won awards.

Right before his death earlier this year, Gus had the joyful opportunity to research and examine his entire collection when he decided to work with Stack’s Bowers Galleries. By presenting his collection in these catalogs, Gus’s family is honoring him and his wishes. Highlights from this impressive and diverse collection include a Mint State 1860-S half dollar, a Choice Mint State 1928 Hawaii Sesquicentennial half dollar, a Choice Uncirculated 1869 $1 Legal Tender note, and a Gem Uncirculated 1891 $1 note. 

The auction is online now on our website, and takes place November 13-16, 2019 in Baltimore Maryland.  You can download a free copy of the catalogs to your computer or mobile device from our catalog library.  If you have any questions about bidding in our sale or would like to order a copy of the catalog call us today at 800-458-4646.

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