The first edition of "Gold Coins of the Charlotte Mint, 1838-1861" was printed in 1987 while the second edition was released in 1997. In 2008, Doug Winter produced the third edition of his groundbreaking work on Charlotte gold coins. The most recent version is notable for its extensive use of color photographs, totally revised information on rarity and Condition Census, new listings of finest known and significant pieces and advice on how to collect these fascinating coins. Of special interest is completely updated die variety listings, including close-up photos that make attribution easy even for the beginner. All collectors of gold coins will welcome the addition of this superb new reference into their libraries.