The Insider's Guide to U.S. Coin Values, 20th Edition

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Winner of the 2013 Best Coin Investment Book of the Year from the Numismatic Literary Guild.

America’s #1 consumer advocate for coin hobbyists, collectors, and investors is Scott Travers. Now he has created a guide that provides comprehensive facts on all U.S. coins and a complete listing of the fair market value for your coins today. Plus, he teaches you how to play the ...
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Overview

Winner of the 2013 Best Coin Investment Book of the Year from the Numismatic Literary Guild.

America’s #1 consumer advocate for coin hobbyists, collectors, and investors is Scott Travers. Now he has created a guide that provides comprehensive facts on all U.S. coins and a complete listing of the fair market value for your coins today. Plus, he teaches you how to play the lucrative global game of coin collecting by including:
•  A breakdown of valuable varieties of coins that are hiding in pocket change
•  Secrets of how to grade, trade and preserve coins like the experts
•  Current trends in the coin market and how to capitalize with your own collection
•  The most complete and current price guide on the market today!

“If you’re buying just one price guide to see what your coins are worth, this is the obvious choice.” –COINage magazine

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This 20th anniversary edition of this popular guidebook provides the up-to-date information that hobbyists need to determine the value of U.S. coins. In addition to current values, this 288-page November release describes guidelines to grading, trading, and preserving coins in your collection; and current trends in the market.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375723704
  • Publisher: Diversified Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Edition number: 20
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 595,517
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott A. Travers, one of the most influential coin dealers in the world, served as Vice President (1997-1999) of the congressionally chartered, non-profit American Numismatic Association. His name is familiar to readers everywhere as the author of seven bestselling books on coins, including The Coin Collector's Survival Manual, How to Make Money in Coins Right Now, Travers' Rare Coin Investment Strategy, The Investor's Guide to Coin Trading, Scott Travers' Top 88 Coins to Buy & Sell, The Insider's Guide to U.S. Coin Values, and One-Minute Coin Expert, which has been called "the most important book of its kind ever written." His expert opinions are often sought by such publications as The Wall Street Journal and Business Week, and he served as a coin valuation consultant to the Federal Trade Commission. A frequent guest on radio and television programs, Scott Travers has won awards and gained an impressive reputation as a forceful consumer advocate for the coin-buying public. He is president of Scott Travers Rare Coin Galleries, LLC, in New York.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 You Can be an Expert 7

Chapter 2 A Fortune in Pocket Change 16

Chapter 3 Making the Grade in Coins 63

Chapter 4 Putting a Value on Your Coins 70

Chapter 5 Marketplace Psychology 204

Chapter 6 How You Can Make Big Profits from Small Coins 212

Chapter 7 How to Cash in Those Big Profits 227

Chapter 8 Scott Travers' Secret Top Twelve 236

Chapter 9 The Dazzle of Gold, the Sparkle of Silver 248

Appendix A Coin Specifications 263

Appendix B Where to Look for Mint Marks 274

Epilogue 276

About the Author 278

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