Another new book - Saudi Gold - Draft cover design
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On 5/8/2022 at 9:49 PM, RWB said:

It has not been printed and released yet. I delayed publication, but am now making the final edits and proof reading. Should go to the printer by the end of the week. Trying to hold price down without cutting quality.

If folks are interested in this topic and appreciate your work, I can't believe a few $$$ is going to impact their buying decision.

Your Saints book wasn't cheap but I consider it among the best $$$ I ever spent on a book. (thumbsu

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The Saudi Gold story is one chapter in the book - not the entire contents. Here's the first page of that chapter, and a later page:

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Roger I’m sure you saw the recent article in coinweek on the Saudi Gold. Ironically I saw the first one in the wild for sale this week. Ugly critters but a neat story. 
 

https://coinweek.com/coins/unique-unusual/unusual-items-us-mint-gold-disks-made-for-oil-payments-to-saudi-arabia/?fbclid=IwAR3XpU7j0f8eYRDWDSuPzEMPO_VguDCAJ4UBum8bOQZcUwCN50xdh3xGkCc

 

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On 5/13/2022 at 10:25 PM, Woods020 said:

Roger I’m sure you saw the recent article in coinweek on the Saudi Gold. Ironically I saw the first one in the wild for sale this week. Ugly critters but a neat story. 
 

https://coinweek.com/coins/unique-unusual/unusual-items-us-mint-gold-disks-made-for-oil-payments-to-saudi-arabia/?fbclid=IwAR3XpU7j0f8eYRDWDSuPzEMPO_VguDCAJ4UBum8bOQZcUwCN50xdh3xGkCc

 

The glued together article and the two "source" articles are mostly nonsense. Here's a 1-sovereign equivalent disc that I own. Obverse is mostly PL around the inscription and reverse is PL in untextured areas. The "grade" is MS-64, but it's one of the best I've found. I'd love to find an equivalent condition 4-sovereign piece.

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Yes, I "overpaid" for the disc because I wanted quality and not merely some paper label. The owner of the 1933 DE will fully understand.

 

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