There are many coin collecting books collectors recommend to collectors. The Whitman guide to coin collecting, the red book, these books are well known. While they might be great for more experienced collectors, many times new collectors need a book that can introduce them to the basics of coin collecting. Coin Collecting For Dummies by Neil S. Berman and Ron Guth is that book. It features advice on how to buy and sell coins safely, how to focus your collection on a specific topic, and many other valuable pieces of advice for new and experienced collectors alike. The only gripe I have with the book is the fact that it is printed in black and white. It is not meant as a photo guide, but a color printed option would have been nice, even if it was at a higher price. I give Coin Collecting For Dummies 4 out of 5 stars.