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Bowers, Q. David. A California Gold Rush History (2002), hardbound, special limited edition #319/400

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Bowers, Q. David. A California Gold Rush History (2002), hardbound, special limited edition #319/400
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Bowers, Q. David. A California Gold Rush History (2002), hardbound, special limited edition #319/400 in heavy case and with ounce of gold from the SS Central America inside the cover. 14-1/4" x 11-1/2", 14-3/4 lb. In a famous numismatic coup, the bulk of the SS Central America treasure was purchased by a consortium of dealers, who subsequently sold the gold ingots in heavy promotions that included special editions (like this one, one for each bar) of Dave Bowers' excellent, 1055-page book about the wreck, which shows color pictures of each and every bar. As a bonus for the promotion, actual gold dust from the wreck was placed inside the front cover (visible through a small window). Excellent condition, slight wear on the slipcase only.