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14 Jul 2018

Book Review For The Coin Collector's Survival Manual, Revised Seventh Edition.

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_86205

     The author of the book, Scott A. Travers, (former ANA vice president) creates a book full of pointers and tips on making money off coins, avoiding counterfeit coins, graded coins, buying, selling, and more throughout the book. Over the coarse of the book, Scott helps the reader identify safe and secure transactions versus risky  and dangerous buys.  He well states the benifts of grading coins, and informs the reader on making profit through the "crack-out game".  Content on the history of grading is also included. The book explains ways to get the best deals when buying, and getting the most money when selling a collection. Scott places forth his experienced knowledge on the gold and silver market as well as a simple United States and Canada silver coin melt value chart. This book gets four and a half stars. The Coin Collector's Survival Manual, Revised Seventh Edition is a book to go back to refer to at every step in a coin collector's journey. I would recommend this book to other people.



Level 4

Very interesting. I have never heard of this book. Might check it out! ~Matt


Level 6

This is a fine book! Each new edition has brand new, updated info, not just a re-hashing of the old.

I have seen this book around, but have not gotten the chance to read it yet. I will make a better effort next time I see it.


Level 6

Thanks for your review. It sounds like a very good book to have in one's library! I generally find that the Red Book has most of the information that I'm looking for.

Travers books are always interesting and he has a genuine love of numismatics. He can also get down to the "brass tacks" of selling and buying not to mention wye of getting a better deal.


Level 7

I buy books based on the coins I want to collect. That's the saying here buy the book before the coin. So in that case I would need my own Library. Since I have many different coins and tokens which will tell you the same information as the book above I like them all. For quick info on American coinage the Red Book. Thanks.


Level 3

Put any good numismatic book recommendations in the comment section.

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