Grading coins is the single most important skill for a coin collector to have. Plenty of books will show you pictures of coins in various grades, and ask you to match the coin to a picture. Very few books go through each facet of grading and explain them in depth, in easy to understand terms that even a novice can understand. There is plenty of science involved – but there is also an art to the skill of grading. This book will help you piece together each component: surfaces, luster, strike, wear, contact marks, and eye appeal. Beginners and advanced students of numismatics alike will learn something from The Art and Science of Grading Coins.
Collect with confidence!
The popularity of collecting coins and paper money is at an all-time high. Now you can enjoy this dynamic and rewarding hobby with Warman's Coins and Paper Money, a helpful, comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide from a publisher with more than 60 years of numismatic experience.
This thoroughly researched and richly illustrated reference contains nearly 1,000 color images and detailed listings with historical references to assist even the newest of enthusiasts.
Along with tips on collecting, large color photographs and up-to-date prices, the book features extensive listings for:
Who were the models for the Indian Head nickel?
Why is it called the Orphan Annie?
What is the King of American Coins?
Fascinating Facts, Myths and Mysteries about U.S. Coins is a compilation of some of the more intriguing stories in the history of U.S. Mint coinage. Some are based on facts. Others are hobby myths. All of them make for entertaining reading. Read about:
Can't make heads or tails out of coin collecting? You need Coin Collecting For Dummies, 2 nd 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 correctly Evaluate coins using age, condition, rarity, and more Buy interesting coins without breaking the bank Locate rare and expensive coins Get savvy about avoiding fakes Get the whole family involved in your collection Develop a buying strategy Clean and handle coins safely Keep your collection secure at home and on the road Investigate tokens, medals, and miscellaneous coins Create complete collections of copper, nickel, silver, or gold U.S. coins When it comes to numismatics, Coin Collecting For Dummies, 2 nd Edition is right on the money!
Your all-in-one guide!
Featuring more than 50,000 individual coin listings and updated coin prices for the United States, Canada and Mexico, North American Coins & Prices is the perfect all-in-one guide for coin collectors, enthusiasts and dealers.
Organized by country, denomination and date of issue, the catalog provides a clear, detailed and easy-to-use resource to a vast array of coins. The U.S. section begins with early Colonial coins and tokens of the 17th and 18th centuries and follows through Federal issues from 1792 forward. The listings for Mexico begin in 1701 while Canada's listings begin with its earliest unified coinage in 1858.
Inside you will find:
“I never knew there were valuable coins hiding right under my nose!”- Michael in Florida
“Mark's enthusiasm for treasure hunting is addicting. Another great book!”- James in Texas
“I found two pieces of silver thanks to this book!”- Bryan in Colorado
What a great way to find valuable coins when you can't get out there metal detecting.”- Phil in California
“I have purchased all of Mark's treasure hunting books and they are all well worth the price! This one included”- Bob in Tennessee
There are millions of coins out there that hold a secret value. Knowing how and where to find these valuable coins is all part of the addictive fun. Best selling author and avid treasure hunter Mark Smith shows you how to do it.
“The truth is a good percentage of the general public does not know a thing about valuable coins. They are far too busy in their day to day lives to stop and look at the value associated with a simple coin. To them it is just an old coin. This is a fact and a fact the would be coin collector like myself can easily capitalize on and so can you.” Mark Smith
When was the last time you used some actual physical money to buy something? It might have been a while, right? Modern technology has all but eliminated physical currency. People are getting paid electronically and they are spending their money electronically too.
Where did all the actual physical money go? Think about that for a minute. In the United States alone there have been billions of coins created. If everyone is using electronic methods to pay for everything, where did all of these coins go?
Grab your copy of Coin Hunting Made Easy and find out just how easy it is to find rare, valuable coins made from silver or even gold!
The take-it-with you collecting resource!
Featuring more than 500 color pictures and current pricing, this dynamic best-selling Field Guide to U.S. money is the most complete and compact guide on the market. You'll find: