"The preeminent consumer advocate in the numismatic field." --"New York Times " From one of the world's most knowledgeable coin dealers--a former consultant to the Federal Trade Commission often quoted by the "Wall Street Journal"--comes a thorough update of his consumer protection handbook to buying and selling rare and valuable coins. Bestselling, award-winning author Scott A. Travers combines insider information on the latest trends in coin collecting with his influential "How to Make Money in Coins Right Now." Beautifully illustrated with black-and-white photographs and a full-color insert, "The Coin Collector's Survival Manual" is indispensable for seasoned collectors and novices alike. "One of the most important coin books ever written." --"New York Times" In "The"" Coin Collector's Survival Manual "you'll learn how to: - Understand coin grading systems - Detect altered, counterfeit, and doctored coins - Know when to buy and sell--and when not to - Buy coins through Internet auctions--and avoid the pitfalls - Safeguard and protect your coins from disaster BOOK OF THE YEAR WINNER--NUMISMATIC LITERARY GUILD Praise for "The"" Coin Collector's Survival Manual: " The book on rare coins "you can't afford to be without." --"Newsweek" "A book that should be read before a single coin is bought--and read again and again!" --"Coin World" BUY IT - USE IT - BECOME AN EXPERT(TM)Travers, Scott A. is the author of 'Coin Collector's Survival Manual ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780375721274 and ISBN 0375721274.