By Neil S. Berman, Ron Guth
Can’t make heads or tails out of coin accumulating? you would like Coin gathering For Dummies, second version, the treasure trove on info on numismatics. This hands-on advisor escorts you thru the world’s oldest pastime, aiding you choose which kind of cash you must acquire, retain your assortment in mint , purchase and promote cash on the web, locate fascinating coin indicates to wait, and gather and diversify a good collection.The function of this enjoyable, easy-to-access advisor is to show you right into a world-class coin collector in as little time as attainable. You’ll examine what cash can educate you approximately historical past and geography, improve organizational and observational abilities, and learn how to use analytical instruments, all with no occasion pondering it. And you’ll study the fundamentals approximately historic cash, U.S. cash, global cash, and the wild-and-wooly stuff that actually will get your numismatic juices flowing. become aware of how to:Start your assortment correctlyEvaluate cash utilizing age, , rarity, and moreBuy fascinating cash with out breaking the bankLocate infrequent and costly coinsGet savvy approximately warding off fakesGet the complete kinfolk considering your collectionDevelop a procuring strategyClean and deal with cash safelyKeep your assortment safe at domestic and at the roadInvestigate tokens, medals, and miscellaneous coinsCreate entire collections of copper, nickel, silver, or gold U.S. coinsWhen it involves numismatics, Coin accumulating For Dummies, 2d version is true at the funds!
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There are plenty of dealers to choose from — locally, regionally, and nationally — depending on your needs. ) Many coins are bought and sold at public auction — and for more than a few good reasons. If you’re going to buy a coin at an auction, though, you need to be prepared and know how to bid. ) An important aspect to buying any coin is the coin’s condition and how it affects coin value. You need to know about strike, eye appeal, luster, and condition (wear), as well as how coins are graded, how grade affects the coin’s price, proofs, grading damaged coins, and what constitutes grading standards.
Coin collecting refines a person’s natural desire to accumulate things. Coin collecting teaches about organization, classification, preservation, authentication, verification, and pride in ownership. Coins humble collectors with their ancient stories. The coin you hold in your hand may have witnessed the fall of Rome, been carried by a king, endured the Black Plague, been carried by a GI on D-day, or it may simply be a brand-new coin just about to begin its own journey. The fact that you’re reading this book is a good sign that you’ve already been bitten by the collecting bug.
S. Mint for doing something we’ve been trying to do for decades — getting people interested in numismatics. We don’t say that mints are perfect. S. Mint is far from it. However, as far as numismatics goes, that’s a good thing. Few industries have product lines in which the rejected items are more valuable than the perfect ones. Bad light bulbs get thrown away, imperfect clothing is sold as seconds, and defective washing machines sell in classified ads. None of them fetches a premium — certainly not the tens of thousands of dollars that some coin errors have brought.