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Coin Collecting For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-05218-1
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384 pages
March 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: Making Heads and Tails out of Coin Collecting.

Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of Coin Collecting.

Chapter 2: Understanding Numismatics.

Chapter 3: Arming Yourself with Knowledge.

Chapter 4: Storing Your Collection Correctly.

Part II: Ancient to Present Day: Choosing Coins for Your Collection.

Chapter 5: Showing Their True Age: Ancient Coins.

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

Chapter 7: Globetrotting with World Coins.

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

Part III: Focusing on U.S. Coins.

Chapter 9: Colonial Coins: America’s Ancients.

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

Chapter 11: Silver Coins: Keeping Commerce Alive.

Chapter 12: Gold Coins: Concentrated Wealth.

Chapter 13: Commemoratives: Raising Money with Money.

Chapter 14: Advancing to Oddball Coins.

Part IV: Buying Coins the Safe Way.

Chapter 15: Foiling the Fakes.

Chapter 16: Weaving Your Way through Price Guides.

Chapter 17: Wheeling and Dealers.

Chapter 18: Going Once, Going Twice: Buying at Auction.

Chapter 19: Affecting Value through the Condition of Your Coins.

Chapter 20: Grading Coins: Your Best Defense.

Part V: Selling Coins and Minding the Law.

Chapter 21: The Art of the Sale: Selling Your Coins Yourself.

Chapter 22: Selling Your Coins on Consignment or at Auction.

Chapter 23: Coin Investments, Taxes, and the Law.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 24: The Ten Most Valuable U.S. Coins.

Chapter 25: Ten Favorite U.S. Coin Designs.

Chapter 26: Ten Ways to Get Your Kids Involved in Coin Collecting.

Glossary.

Index.

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