(Grendon International Research, East Fremantle, Western Australia, 1999). First Edition. Quarto. Item #025235
379 pages, profusely illustrated with 950 images of which many are in color presenting the wide variety of gold coins and bullion. This is the definitive reference source on gold at all levels from the international dealers, the mining companies, the fabricators, the institutional investors, the depositories and the government mints in the U.S. Originally issued at $275 hardcover copies are rarely on the market (paperback issues in the $175 and above level). This volume is designed for all professionals in the gold market, from the mine entrance to the refinery to the dealing floor. It is the first definitive reference on gold bars grouped by major categories. Besides showing the large 400 ounce (1000 gram bars), it also has full size images of those that weigh less than a kilo. Hologram, pendant and gold leaf bars are well represented and displayed. The London Bullion Market Association said this volume is essential for what we deal in. Laid in is the original promotional full page pamphlet that advertised the item in 1999 which was out-of-print by February of 2000. A fine bright copy bound in a coated cream cloth lettered in black, in fine dust jacket.