The revised 4th edition of this indispensable book has been updated with post-9/11 strategies for purchasing a safe and securely storing your collection and electronic records pertaining to it. The increasing cost of insurance and issues relative to coin conservation are also discussed. A new appendix with a value chart for commonly traded U.S. and world gold coins has also been included. Author Scott Travers also includes information on purchasing coins over the Internet and how to protect yourself from online auction scams and an incredible expose on coin "doctoring" with full-color photographs of artificially toned and doctored coins. The Coin Collectors Survival Manual®
picks up where Coin Collecting for Dummies leaves off. Detailed charts and photographs supplement the clearly written text teaching readers the intricacies of coin grading; how to detect counterfeit, altered and doctored coins; how to read between the lines of price guides and newsletters; how to preserve your coins; and how to avoid getting ripped off. This is a must addition to any numismatic reference library. [softbound, 272 pages, b&w & color illustrations]. If this item is shown out of stock on our website, please contact Customer Service at 800-572-6885 or 937-498-0831, fax at 800-488-5349 or 937-498-8087, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.