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:
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Featuring nearly 50,000 individual coin listings and updated coin prices for the United States, Canada and Mexico, 2014 North American Coins & Prices is the perfect all-in-one guide for the coin collector, dealer and enthusiast.
Organized by country, denomination and date of issue, the reference provides a clear, detailed and easy-to-use resource to a vast array of coins so passionately collected by millions. The U.S. section begins with early Colonial coins and tokens of the 17th and 18th centuries and follows through to Federal issues from 1792 forward. Mexico's listings begin in 1701 while Canada's begin with its earliest unified coinage in 1858.
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Interest in coin collecting and paper money is at an all-time high, thanks in part to the new designs of modern U.S. coins and currency, the increasing market value of precious metals, and the great investment coin collecting has been in recent years. Recent reports estimate that there are over 1 million serious coin collectors in the U.S. And the U.S. Mint estimates that nearly 150 million people have collected the 50 State Quarters.
The bestselling Warman's Coins & Paper Money, now in its 5th edition, is the most comprehensive, colorful, informative, and thorough identification and price guide of its kind. It covers everything from the evolution of U.S. coins and currency to the latest in minted coinage. Big, bold and informative, this invaluable tool is a must-have for collectors of all levels, whether they are children or adults, novice or experienced veterans. But this book doesn't stop at U.S. coins and currency. It also features a panoramic and full-color view of coins and currency from Canada, Mexico, and Europe.
About the Author
A veteran numismatist by trade and passion, Arlyn G. Sieber is a freelance writer and editor. A former editor of Numismatic News and Coin Prices magazine, Sieber was a 25-year employee for Krause Publications. His previous numismatic book credits as a writer, editor or contributor include the first two editions of North American Coins & Prices, Warman's Companion World Coins & Currency, 2nd Edition, Warman's World Coins Field Guide, Instant Coin Collector, and Gold Rush. Sieber has also contributed to The Numismatist, the ANA's official journal. Sieber is a 25-year member of the ANA and the Central States Numismatic Society.
The take-it-with-you collecting resource!
Featuring more than 500 color pictures and current pricing, this dynamic Field Guide to U.S. money is the most complete and compact guide on the market. You'll find:
About the Author
Arlyn Sieber is a freelance writer and editor who retired in January 2006 after a 25-year career with Krause Publications. He is a former editor of Numismatic News and Coins magazine. His previous numismatic book credits, as a writer, editor or contributor, include the first two editions of North American Coins & Prices, World Coins & Currency in the Warman's Companion series, and Gold Rush. He has also contributed to Numismatist, the American Numismatic Association's official journal. Arlyn is a 25-year member of the ANA and the Central States Numismatic Society.
The Official Red Book, now in its 66th year, is famous nationwide as the premiere resource for U.S. coin collectors. This best-selling "one-volume Library" helps you make smart buying decisions as you build your collection. Millions of readers rely on it for real-world coin values, auction records, full-color photographs, detailed technical data, and up-to-date mintages. The 2014 edition of the Red Book covers the history of colonial and early American coins; official federal issues from half cents through silver dollars and gold coins; classic and modern commemoratives; Proof and Mint sets; error coins; Civil War tokens; pioneer (territorial) gold; every state and territorial quarter, plus the new Nation Park quarters; all of the presidential and Native American dollars; and more. You'll benefit from its practical essays on grading, investing, auctions, and other hobby subjects - and of course, its pricing for 7,000-plus coins, in up to 9 grades each, gathered from more than 100 of the nations's leading coin dealers! The 2014 edition features more than1,900 full-color photographs to help you confidently identify your coins. Updated values, mintages, and auction records. Expanded coverage of commemoratives, sets, and other coins. The latest research on colonial and private/territorial gold. Photographs of Proof coins for the 1800s and 1900s. A listing of coin clubs. An essay on the new world-record $10 million coin. And much more - something of value for every collector, new or experienced. It's no wonder more than 23 million copies of the Red Book have been sold since the 1st edition!
16 more pages than the 2012 edition (448 compared to 432)
More than 7,000 listings
More than 32,000 coin prices
Updated Top 250 coin auction prices
New Photographs of 19th- and 20th-century Proof coins
Updated bullion-value charts
A listing of American Numismatic Association coin clubs, by state
An essay on the record-setting $10-million 1794 silver dollar
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:
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.
One Continent - One Price Guide! There is no better guide to United States, Canadian, and Mexican coins than the 2013 North American Coins & Prices. Featuring nearly 48,000 individual coin listings and updated coin prices, the new edition is the perfect all-in-one guide. Organized by country, denomination and date of issue, 2013 North American Coins & Prices provides a clear and thorough picture to the vast array of coins so passionately collected. The U.S. section begins with early Colonial coins and tokens of the 17th and 18th centuries and follows through to Federal issues from 1792 forward. Mexico's listings begin in 1701 while Canada's begin with its earliest unified coinage in 1858. New to the 22nd edition: Extensive revisions to the Mexico listings A wide-ranging selection of new issues from the Royal Canadian Mint Complete price updates for all coinage We are steadfast in providing a great book at a great value. Experience for yourself why the 2013 North American Coins & Prices is the best coin price guide on the market.
In 2013 eBay has changed the pricing structure for posting and selling coins. This guide has been prepared to help sellers’ list coins for sale with techniques to achieve the highest auction dollar results. There is a step by step method to listing coins, pitfalls to avoid, and methods to achieve positive results. In this guide are coin grading and other information to be a successful seller and buyer.