I managed to get 5 copies of the brand new 4th edition of Dick Hanscom's book Striking Gold In Alaska.
For those of you unfamiliar with Mr. Hanscom, he is one of the owners of Alaska Rare Coins in Fairbanks, Alaska. But much more than a coin dealer, Dick mints his own coins. His gold coins are made from gold he obtains from those that mined it. The releases depict the location where the unrefined nugget was mined. The mintages are extremely low, sometimes in the single digits.
You don't just get a list of everything he minted but a play by play detail on minting the coins. This is a step by step guide to minting a coin in language we can all understand. Best of all, when Dick tries something that doesn't turn out the way he expected, he will mention it so you don't get to learn the hard way.
If you have ever wanted to mint a coin, even from the comfort of your easy chair, this is the book for you. If you've been interested in his limited edition coins, you can't find a better guide as it's straight from the creator. And that list is accurate through 2 March 2013!!! Yes, just 23 days prior to the book's arrival here at Blue Waters Mint.
This book comes with photos and drawings, formulas and instructions and is professionally published. This is the 4th edition with all the added extras not found in earlier volumes.