The Coin Collector's Survival Manual

The Coin Collector's Survival Manual

Book - 2008
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Random House, Inc.
Revised and Updated

From one of the world’s most knowledgeable coin dealers–a former consultant to the Federal Trade Commission who is often quoted by the Wall Street Journal–comes a thorough update of the most-trusted consumer protection handbook to buying and selling rare and valuable coins. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and a full-color insert, The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual is indispensable for seasoned collectors and novices alike.

This substantially revised edition of the Coin Collector’s Survival Manual includes new chapters that focus on legal and financial advice for buying and selling coins, and a section on the newest coin grading service, the Certified Acceptance Corporation, and how it will change the landscape of coin grading for investors.

You will learn how to:
• Understand coin grading systems
• Detect altered, counterfeit, and doctored coins
• Know when to buy and sell–and when not to
• Buy coins through Internet auctions–and avoid the pitfalls
• Safeguard and protect your coins from disaster




Baker & Taylor
An authoritative manual for both novice and experienced collectors explores the latest trends in coin collecting, covering such areas as coin care, grading, investing, and identifying scams and fakes, and includes helpful advice on safeguarding one's collection, buying and selling coins on the Internet, and more than two hundred photographs. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : House of Collectibles, c2008
Edition: 6th ed
ISBN: 9780375723056
Branch Call Number: 737.4 TRA
Characteristics: xxvi, 373 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm.

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