The 6th edition of the unique standard reference work first published in 1958. Fully revised & updated it is the only catalog listing every gold coin ever issued by every country in the world. It has been expanded to include the coins of the Byzantine Empire, the Ancient Roman Empire & the Ancient Greek World. Includes the many recent issues in platinum & palladium, as well as the gold coins now struck by various countries for collectors & investors. An international panel of experts has assisted in the cataloging & pricing (usually in two states of preservation) of more than 15,000 coins from over 750 countries & other coin-issuing authorities. More than 3,000 coins, many extremely rare, are illustrated in actual size. With each issuing authority there is a brief historical synopsis. Over 156 pages of text added since last edition in 1980. Friedberg Numbering System is the exclusive internationally used shorthand for identifying any gold coin. Contains tables listing weight, purity & precious metal content of coins listed; charts of weights & measures; foreign exchange values; & foreign language numerals. Bibliography included for further reference. Preface printed in English, German, Italian, French & Spanish adapts book for use world wide. Of use to collectors, investors, historians, bankers, attorneys, adjusters & estate appraisers.Friedberg, Robert is the author of 'Gold Coins of the World: An Illustrated Standard Catalogue with Valuations' with ISBN 9780871843067 and ISBN 0871843064.