The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual®
The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual® – Sixth Edition
The Ultimate Consumer Protection Resource
by Scott A. Travers
WINNER OF 10 AWARDS FROM THE NUMISMATIC LITERARY GUILD
- FULL-COLOR PHOTOS
- ALL-NEW ADVICE ABOUT THE INTERNET
- BOMBSHELL INTERVIEW ON COIN “DOCTORING”
- INCLUDES HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN COINS RIGHT NOW
“One of the most important coin books ever written.” The New York Times
THE ULTIMATE CONSUMER PROTECTION RESOURCE
“…if followed closely, it should help [you] do far more than just survive; it should point the way to prosperity.”
The New York Times
“A significant contribution to the consumer protection literature…must reading for any potential investor who believes it is better to buy a book first than to have to hire a lawyer later.”
Barry J. Cutler, former Director, Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection
“This is the book about the coin business you can’t afford to be without.”
Hank Gilman, Business Editor, NEWSWEEK
“Should be read before a single coin is bought – and read again and again!”
WINNER OF 10 NUMISMATIC LITERARY GUILD AWARDS
Billions will be made in this bull market.
Not everyone will be a winner.
This daring book will make you a winner.
Introducing the boldest, most courageous coin book ever:
THE COIN COLLECTOR’S SURVIVAL MANUAL® FIFTH EDITION
“The most important coin book ever written… a spectacular tour de force that surely will be proclaimed an instant classic – and undoubtedly will stand for years to come as the gold standard for coin books on consumer protection and investment.” –Ed Reiter, Senior Editor, COINage
The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual® Fifth Edition reveals trade secrets on how you can make money and avoid even the smallest mistakes in the rare coin marketplace in his new Random House book. This straight-forward guide candidly examines grading controversies and the popularity of registry sets, playing the “crack out” game with third-party encapsulated coins, and the dangers of online auctions and coin doctoring.
1,200 consumer protection caveats give you the most candid advice on how to buy and sell coins profitably, whether it’s a sleeper found on the bourse or a multi-million dollar rarity seen at auction. Detailed photographs of coins with genuine and difficult-to-detect artificial toning give you unprecedented side-by-side comparisons.
Illustrated with more than 260 state-of-the-art digital color and black and white images of coins, this 400-page guide packs a powerful, one-two punch. It combines a thorough update of earlier editions of The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual with another acclaimed book, How to Make Money in Coins Right Now. Both were bestsellers in their own right, and now both are available in a single, updated and timely volume. Among the topics covered in the new mega-book:
Coins overgraded by grading services (text page 79, color photos insert page 13).
How you can capitalize on the gyrations of gold prices when buying rare and generic gold coins. What specific coins you should buy when gold is moving up, and how to minimize losses when gold prices are falling (page 157).
Extraordinary insights and secrets of crack-outs and getting lucrative upgrades from third-party grading services. Well-known dealer Jim Halperin tells how he made millions in profits by resubmitting coins and expands his secret list (page 140).
Exposing the pitfalls and avoiding the perils when buying coins through online auctions (page 212).
Detecting altered, counterfeit and “doctored” coins (page 126).
How the popular registry set programs have changed the numismatic market, and how to use registry sets to your advantage (page 187).
Knowing when to buy, when to sell, and when not to do anything (page 251).
Comprehensive discussions by leading experts about taxes and tax consequences on buying and selling numismatic items, including record keeping, estate planning secrets, retirement plans and in-kind exchanges (page 284).
Security issues now facing the most advanced collectors and investors after 9/11 and natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina (page 318).
Now you can survive and make money in coins right now!
THE COIN COLLECTOR’S SURVIVAL MANUAL, FIFTH EDITION Random House, 2006; profusely illustrated in color and black and white; 400 pages; $22.95 postpaid
TITLES OF CHAPTERS AND APPENDICES: Collecting Coins Profitably q Reading a Coin Like a Book q Bigger and Brighter q The Grading of U.S. Coins q Grading Services and the Plastic Revolution q Beauty and the Best—Authenticating Proofs q Telling Fact from Fiction q Making Money in Coins Right Now q Making Sure the Price is Right q Registry Sets Get High Grades q Secrets of Cherrypicking q ‘Insider Trading’ of Rare Coins q Dangers of Buying Coins on the Internet and by Mail q Cashing In at Shows q Selling High, Higher, Highest q Don’t Let Uncle Sam Pick Your Pocket q Myths That Can Cost Millions q Endangered Coins—and How to Rescue Them q Security After September 11th and Hurricane Katrina q Value Charts for United States and Canadian Silver Coins q Value Chart for Commonly Traded United States and World Gold Coins q Specifications for American Eagle Silver and Gold Bullion Coins q Internet Resources q Calamity Insurance: Gold Coins as a Safe Haven
FREE COLLECTOR’S EDITION WHILE THEY LAST! We recently located a carton hidden in our warehouse of the very first edition of The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual published in 1984. While they last, we will include a copy of this special collectible book in mint condition with each order placed for the new Fifth Edition.
The book is available in bookstores everywhere or may be ordered from us for $22.95 postpaid: Scott Travers Information Services, P.O. Box 1711, FDR Station, New York, NY 10150-1711. New York State residents must add appropriate sales tax.