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06 Oct 2019

The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual The 7th Edition

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The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual Revised Seventh Edition by Scott A. Travers was an okay book. It was too advanced for me. But I did learn some things that would help me in my collecting efforts. I learned that coin collecting is one of the oldest hobbies in the world and that it used to be called the hobby of kings because coins were so expensive and only the rich could afford to have one. But, eventually that changed and now there are around one hundred and fifty million coin collectors in just the US. It also told me that coins used to be really popular and that he went to a coin convention as a kid and sold most of his coin collection the he had bought for a couple hundred dollars and sold it for around thirty thousand dollars. The book said the phase didn't last long though. It also said not to buy coins off of ebay and told me how to tell if a coin was counterfeit or if it was in a special case that was fake. I would recommend this book to an older person because it took me like three monts to read and it was hard to understand and i had to ask for help with some words and chapters.



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Longstrider

Level 6

Sounds like a good book. It would, probably, be best for you to stay away from ebay until you know more. Lots of fakes out there. Stick with a local dealer for now. Thanks.

Mike

Level 7

I would research that number of collectors. That would be close to half our population. I heard more like twenty million.

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