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Coin Collecting For Dummies

Berman, Neil S.


3. Auflage Juli 2022
368 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-86267-3
John Wiley & Sons

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Discover a new hobby--or refine your existing techniques--with this practical coin collecting handbook

In Coin Collecting For Dummies, professional rare coin dealer Neil Berman delivers a hands-on and fun guide to the intriguing hobby of numismatics--also known as coin collection! You'll learn how to buy, sell, grade, value, handle, and store your coins, as well as how to decide what kind of coins you should collect and how to assemble or diversify your collection.

In this book, you'll also find out how to:
* Evaluate coins based on their age, condition, rarity, and more
* Navigate and make use of auction houses that deal in the buying and selling of rare coins
* Make the most of your new hobby by learning where to find rare coins and how to complete your collections

There's no one "right" way to collect coins. But Coin Collecting For Dummies will show you how to avoid the most common pitfalls and take advantage of some handy tips, tricks, and best practices that make collecting coins even more fun and exciting. Perfect for the novice collector, or seasoned veterans looking for the latest news in coin grading and history, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the fascinating world of coin collection.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Making Heads and Tails out of Coin Collecting 5

Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of Coin Collecting 7

Chapter 2: Understanding Numismatics 15

Chapter 3: Arming Yourself with Knowledge 27

Chapter 4: Storing Your Collection Correctly 41

Part 2: Ancient to Present Day: Choosing Coins for Your Collection 59

Chapter 5: Showing Their True Age: Ancient Coins 61

Chapter 6: Making a Safe Bet with U.S. Coins 67

Chapter 7: Globetrotting with World Coins 71

Chapter 8: Exploring the Wild Side with Rare, Expensive, and Esoteric Coins 77

Part 3: Focusing on U.S. Coins 87

Chapter 9: Colonial Coins: America's Ancients 89

Chapter 10: Copper and Nickel Coins: Made for the Masses 105

Chapter 11: Silver Coins: Keeping Commerce Alive 127

Chapter 12: Gold Coins: Concentrated Wealth 159

Chapter 13: Commemoratives: Raising Money with Money 179

Chapter 14: Advancing to Oddball Coins 191

Part 4: Buying and Selling Coins the Safe Way 201

Chapter 15: Wheeling and Dealers 203

Chapter 16: Grading and Authenticity, Rarity, and the Establishment of Value 213

Chapter 17: Foiling the Fakes 229

Chapter 18: Grading with the Pros 247

Chapter 19: Selling Your Coins Yourself 257

Chapter 20: Going Once, Going Twice: Buying at Auction 271

Chapter 21: The Coin Auction Arena 283

Chapter 22: Coin Investments, Taxes, and the Law 293

Part 5: The Part of Tens 299

Chapter 23: The Ten Most Valuable U.S. Coins 301

Chapter 24: Ten Favorite U.S. Coin Designs 311

Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Get Your Kids Involved in Coin Collecting 317

Glossary 323

Index 331
Neil S. Berman is an expert numismatist and professional rare coin dealer with over 50 years' experience. He's been published in Barron's, Trust and Estates, National Law Journal, The Financial Planner, Pension World, and Executive Jeweler. He has appraised coins for the United States Postal Service, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.