I wanted to have something special at the 2018 Philadelphia ANA show and I had a crazy last minute idea: for the presentation I was giving the US Gold Coin Collectors Club, why not produce a limited edition of special hardcover copies of my brand-spanking-new, soon-to-be-released, third-edition reference titled Gold Coins of the New Orleans Mint, 1838-1909?
In case you’ve missed yet another facet of the current Technology Revolution, book printing has changed dramatically in the past few years and you can now print small runs of super high-quality books (soft and hardcover!) via online American printers. This meant that I could quickly and efficiently print a special run of 50 copies for the 2018 ANA.
I shipped the books from my office in Portland Oregon to the convention center with just one unforeseen bump: the ever-helpful union workers charged me $450 to load, move and unload four boxes.
I saved 20 copies for the above-referenced presentation, offered 15 for sale, kept copy #1 and #2 for myself and Jenna, and shipped 13 from my office after the show to my best clients as a “thank you.” I’d like to think that the very limited 2018 ANA print run of this important book will be recognize, some day, as a numismatic literature rarity.
If you didn’t have a chance to buy a copy from me, here are a few images of what you missed. Note the special presentation label with each copy being signed and numbered especially for this show.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that I will be offering hardcover and softcover copies of this book within the next month or two. So if you missed the 2018 ANA edition, you can still have a copy of this important new book.
Ordering information will be on my website (raregoldcoins.com) soon, or you can sign up below. We will add you to the want-list and notify you when we are ready to price and ship your new book.