Moon, I have no idea how many of the gold damascened guns were sold, but I have a 1980 pricelist that lists the dealer cost for a regular 45 at $237.75 and the same gun in satin chrome engraved was $300 dealer cost. That year only the 380 was available in gold damascened and the DEALER COST WAS $1125.00! I would love to see pics of one of these if any of the members have one. I can't tell you if the engraved one you sawfor $450 is worth it. If it had the factory box and papers and in 98% condition I would be tempted. Four years ago I passed on a factory engraved 45 presented by the Spanish government in 1969 to an American Major doing liason work. Pistol had a presentation box and documents.....I made a mistake not to buy it for $the $600 asking price.