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thoroughly researched and richly illustrated reference contains nearly 1,000 color images and detailed listings with historical references to assist even the newest of enthusiasts.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:
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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, 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:
When it comes to numismatics, Coin Collecting For Dummies, 2nd 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:
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:
This is a guide for people who buy and sell silver coins—on eBay, on other Internet websites, at coin shows or coin stores, or elsewhere. It is intended for those who buy or sell coins based on their investment value, rather than their design or scarcity. This book displays the bullion value of silver coins for every world nation and year of origin between 1800 and 2000. An alphabetical listings of countries and denominations (and sometimes a simple addition), shows the base value of any common silver coin. This is vital information, because many current coin guides have not recalculated bullion values, and continue to estimate coin value based on silver prices from a time when it was worth only a fraction of today's value.