The Coin Collector's Survival Manual, Revised Seventh Edition

By Scott A. Travers
(House of Collectibles, Paperback, Large Print, Large Print, 9780375723391, 432pp.)

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

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Revised and Updated for the Gold Rush
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, Seventh Edition"is indispensable for seasoned collectors and novices alike.
This substantially revised edition of the "Coin Collector's Survival Manual" includes revised chapters that focus on legal and financial advice for buying and selling coins, and a new chapter on the most secure way to detect coins that have been "doctored."
You will learn how to:
Avoid scams when buying and selling gold
Understand the new coin grading system
Detect altered, counterfeit, and doctored coins
Know how high gold and silver coins will climb in value
Buy coins through Internet auctions and avoid the pitfalls
Safeguard and protect your coins from disaster

Scott Travers, former vice president of the American Numismatic Association, was called the preeminent consumer advocate in the numismatic field by "The New York Times." He is a contributor to all the leading coin publications and served as a coin valuation consultant to the Federal Trade Commission. He has been featured as a coin expert in "Barron's, Business Week, The WSJ, MSNBC "and "TODAY.

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