Coin Collecting for Dummies

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Coin Collecting for Dummies

Format:  Paperback,

362 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Jan 2008

ISBN-13: 9780470222751

ISBN-10: 0470222751

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Can't make heads or tails out of coin collecting? You need "Coin Collecting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, " the treasure trove on information on numismatics. This hands-on guide escorts you through the world's oldest hobby, helping you decide which type of coins you want to collect, keep your collection in mint condition, buy and sell coins on the Internet, find interesting coin shows to attend, and assemble and diversify a great collection.

The purpose of this fun, easy-to-access guide is to turn you into a world-class coin collector in as little time as possible. You'll learn what coins can teach you about history and geography, develop organizational and observational skills, and learn to use analytical tools, all without event thinking about it. And you'll learn the basics about ancient coins, U.S. coins, world coins, and the wild-and-wooly stuff that really gets your numismatic juices flowing. Discover how to: Start your collection correctlyEvaluate coins using age, condition, rarity, and moreBuy interesting coins without breaking the bankLocate rare and expensive coinsGet savvy about avoiding fakesGet the whole family involved in your collectionDevelop a buying strategyClean and handle coins safelyKeep your collection secure at home and on the roadInvestigate tokens, medals, and miscellaneous coinsCreate complete collections of copper, nickel, silver, or gold U.S. coins

When it comes to numismatics, "Coin Collecting For Dummies, 2nd Edition" is right on the money

Specifications

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Jan 2008
ISBN-13: 9780470222751
ISBN-10: 0470222751
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 362
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.3
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 9.5 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Introduction
Making Heads and Tails out of Coin Collecting
Welcome to the World of Coin Collecting
Understanding Numismatics
Arming Yourself with Knowledge
Storing Your Collection Correctly
Ancient to Present Day: Choosing Coins for Your Collection
Showing Their True Age: Ancient Coins
Making a Safe Bet with U.S. Coins
Globetrotting with World Coins
Exploring the Wild Side with Rare, Expensive, and Esoteric Coins
Focusing on U.S. Coins
Colonial Coins: America's Ancients
Copper and Nickel Coins: Made for the Masses
Silver Coins: Keeping Commerce Alive
Gold Coins: Concentrated Wealth
Commemoratives: Raising Money with Money
Advancing to Oddball Coins
Buying Coins the Safe Way
Foiling the Fakes
Weaving Your Way through Price Guides
Wheeling and Dealers
Going Once, Going Twice: Buying at Auction
Affecting Value through the Condition of Your Coins
Grading Coins: Your Best Defense
Selling Coins and Minding the Law
The Art of the Sale: Selling Your Coins Yourself
Selling Your Coins on Consignment or at Auction
Coin Investments, Taxes, and the Law
The Part of Tens
The Ten Most Valuable U.S. Coins
Ten Favorite U.S. Coin Designs
Ten Ways to Get Your Kids Involved in Coin Collecting
Glossary
Index

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