The Coin Collector's Survival Manual (Paperback)

By Scott A. Travers

House of Collectibles, 9780375723391, 401pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2015



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.

About the Author

Scott A. Travers, one of the most influential coin dealers in the world, served as vice president (1997-1999) of the congressionally chartered, nonprofit American Numismatic Association. His name is familiar to readers everywhere as the author of seven bestselling books on coins, including The Coin Collector's Survival Manual, How to Make Money in Coins Right Now, Travers' Rare Coin Investment Strategy, The Investor's Guide to Coin Trading, Scott Travers' Top 88 Coins to Buy & Sell, The Insider's Guide to U.S. Coin Values, and One-Minute Coin Expert, which has been called "the most important book of its kind ever written." His expert opinions are often sought by such publications as the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek, and he served as a coin valuation consultant to the Federal Trade Commission. A frequent guest on radio and television programs, Travers has won awards and gained an impressive reputation as a forceful consumer advocate for the coin-buying public. He is president of Scott Travers Rare Coin Galleries, LLC, in New York.