Second edition, 2003. Hard bound edition. Out of print.
Considered to be the industry’s standard guide, a book no numismatist’s library should be without. The original authors, in collaboration with numerous other scholars, have told the story behind the coins like no others before them. If you have any interest in these little treasures, or the history of the California gold rush, then this book is a must.
This, the updated second edition, has been out of print for over 7 years and is getting harder and harder to acquire. Numismatic Americana Incorporated has a limited number of brand new copies of the VERY limited printing of the hard bound issue.