The 6th edition of this indispensable book has been updated by including much of the information in another of the author's books, How to Make Money in Coins Right Now, giving the reader two books for the price of one. Sections include: Collecting Coins Profitably; Reading a Coin Like a Book; Bigger and Brighter; The Grading of U.S. Coins; Grading Services and the Plastic Revolution; New Services Land a 1-2 Punch to Protect You; Beauty and the Best-Authenticating Proofs; Telling Fact from Fiction; Making Money in Coins Right Now; Making Sure the Price is Right; Registry Sets Get High Grades; Secrets of Cherrypicking; "Insider Trading" of Rare Coins; Dangers of Buying Coins on the Internet and by Mail; Cashing In at Shows; Selling High, Higher, Highest; Don't Let Uncle Sam Pick Your Pocket; Myths that Can Cost Millions; Endangered Coins- and How to Rescue Them; Security After September 11 and Hurricane Katrina; Using the Legal System to Protect Your Coins. Appendices with value charts for commonly traded U.S. and Canadian silver coins and US and world gold coins have been included. Other appendices cover Internet resources and the use of gold coins as calamity insurance. The Coin Collectors Survival Manual® picks up where Coin Collecting for Dummies leaves off. This is a must addition to any numismatic reference library, and truly is The Ultimate Consumer Protection Resource. [softbound, 373 pages, b&w & color illustrations].