The domed-globe NWA world heavyweight title belt was actually a series of four belts that all had a connection to one another.
In the book Ten Pounds of Gold, there is a detailed chart (a thumbnail version seen below) that graphically demonstrates how each version of the belt was connected to the pervious version and the characteristics that made them different.
|The exclusive version chart from the book.|
The belt was not all one piece. It was hundreds of small pieces attached together by a jeweler. Over the years, many of the pieces were replaced or repaired. But in the end, parts of the final belt (seen in the photos of the book) were on the original belt first worn by Harley Race (technically) and then Jack Brisco in 1973.
Ten Pounds of Gold is available in a gorgeous full color version as well as an inexpensive classic black and white edition, both with full color covers. Both contain all the same information and beautiful exclusive photos of the belt and the champions that wore them.