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Quick Guide to Coin Collecting : The Collectors Guide to Coin Collecting Without Breaking the Bank
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Whether you're curious about some old coins you've found, a young beginning collector with a few coins in hand or an experienced coin collector with hundreds of coins, the "Quick Guide to Coin Collecting" will help you avoid the traps and pitfalls experienced by other collectors. Unique from other coin books, author John Freeman candidly discusses the knowledge, tips, tactics and strategies you must know in order to build a coin collection of increasing value you'll be proud of. Unlike other books you'll find the specific steps to build a valuable collection, evaluate and value coins, detect counterfeit and altered coins, coin hunt like the pros and understand how to read a coin. Packed with insights rarely discussed by coin sellers, this work is an informative, easy to read guide that will have you finding the coins you want, avoiding the scam artists and counterfeiters and becoming a world-class coin collector no matter what your collecting budget is. Filled with personal tales from over 50 years of collecting coins, this down to earth, no holds barred, straight to the point book will have you discovering how to: Start and build a valuable collection, Establish a collecting budget and plan, Evaluate coins by age, condition, rarity and more, Detect and avoid counterfeit and altered coins, Discover rare variety and error coins, Store and handle valuable coins safely, Find interesting coins without breaking the bank, Where to find coins, Understand the anatomy of a coin, Learn to document your collection, Create a collecting strategy, Become a smarter collector, Involve the whole family in the hobby, Turn your pocket change into treasure. When it comes to coin collecting the "Quick Guide to Coin Collecting" is right on the money for both beginning coin collectors and the experienced collector who wants more from the hobby. Like many collectors I've been through the trials and tribulations of the hobby, often learning the hard way. It doesn't have to be that way. You can build a substantial collection and not break the bank using the ideas and concepts outlined in the book. What you will find is a discussion of ideas not often talked about in collecting circles. Read "Quick Guide to Coin Collecting" and find fresh, new ideas to make your hobby more interesting and learn to build a coin collection you'll be proud of without breaking the bank.