Coin Collecting for Dummies 2e
ISBN: 0470222751
EAN13: 9780470222751
Language: English
Pages: 362
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: For Dummies

Coin Collecting for Dummies 2e

Book Overview
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
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Covers the essentials of coin collecting at an affordable price Spend wisely -- and then keep your collection in mint condition Can't make heads or tails of numismatics? Welcome to a treasure-trove of information on numismatics -- or rather, coin collecting. This hands-on guide escorts you through the world's oldest hobby, covering topics such as how to decide which coins to collect, ways to protect them, buying andselling on the Internet, attending coin shows, to assembling and diversifying your collection. Discover how to: Store your collection correctly Understand how age affects value Locate rare and expensive coins Get savvy with avoiding fakes Get kids or loved ones involved