Coin Collecting for Dummies
Organized like other titles in the “Dummies” series, Coin Collecting for Dummies is punctuated with bulls-eye icons pointing out tips and important information. Q. David Bowers, the dean of numismatic writers, writes, “The book takes the reader, dummy or even someone with “smarts,” through the various intricacies of numismatics.” After teaching the reader how to pronounce numismatics, the book tackles a variety of subjects including storing coins, valuing, buying and selling, and grading and cleaning coins. Separate chapters deal with ancient and world coins, as well as each of the denominations of U.S. coins. Website and mailing addresses are included for the reader to obtain additional information. Throughout the book detailed coin photographs are used to illustrate the terms and concepts discussed in the text.