The updated and expanded second edition of Beth Deisher's best-selling Cash In Your Coins is a book for anyone who's inherited a collection (or hoard) of old coins. HOW RARE ARE THEY? WHAT ARE THEY WORTH? SHOULD YOU SELL? WHERE DO YOU EVEN BEGIN? The expanded 2nd edition has 16 more pages than the 1st edition, with updated case studies, a new chapter on taxes, and more. Your guide on this journey is author Beth Deisher, an award-winning journalist and retired editor of Coin World, the hobby’s premier news weekly. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience helping people understand and collect coins and paper currency, Deisher shows you how to identify what you own, how to create an inventory, how to pick out extra-valuable coins, how to value a large estate, “talking the talk” when you go to sell, the effect of the “fiscal cliff” and recent estate- and tax-related legislation, and other important and valuable lessons. Just as important, Cash In Your Coins gives peace of mind to today’s coin collectors, who can keep a copy of the book with their collection and then rest assured that their heirs will benefit from Deisher's expert advice.
Contents: “Can You Answer This Question?” ∙ Preparing to Look at Your Coins ∙ The Basics of Coin Identification ∙ The Adventure Begins ∙ Identifying U.S. Coins ∙ Uncirculated and Proof Sets ∙ Identifying U.S. Paper Money ∙ If It’s Not a U.S. Coin ∙ Creating an Inventory ∙ Determining Value ∙ Independent Appraisals ∙ Taxes ∙ Talking the Talk ∙ Finding a Buyer. Also: Bullion value charts for silver and gold coins ∙ Recommended reading ∙ A convenient index. With: Hundreds of full-color images ∙ Real-world examples ∙ Step-by-step instructions ∙ Expert advice from one of coin collecting’s most trusted authorities.
304 pages, 6 x 9 inches, full color, softcover