Cash In Your Coins is for anyone who's inherited a collection (or hoard) of old coins. How rare are they? What are they worth? Should you sell? Where do you even begin?
Your guide on this journey is Beth Deisher, an award-winning journalist and retired editor of Coin World, the hobby's premier news weekly. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience helping people understand and collect coins and paper currency, Deisher shows you how to identify what you own, how to create an inventory, how to pick out extra-valuable coins, how to value a large estate, "talking the talk" when you go to sell, the effect of the "fiscal cliff" and recent estate- and tax-related legislation, and other important and valuable lessons.
Every coin collector should keep a copy of this book with their collection, to help their loved ones make smart decisions when the time comes to sell. 288 pages, softcover, full color.
"With Beth Deisher's guidance you'll avoid costly mistakes and make decisions about your coins with more confidence."
-Q. David Bowers, the "Dean of American Numismatics"
Contents: "Can You Answer This Question?" ∙ Preparing to Look at Your Coins ∙ The Basics of Coin Identification ∙ The Adventure Begins ∙ Identifying U.S. Coins ∙ Uncirculated and Proof Sets ∙ Identifying U.S. Paper Money ∙ If It's Not a U.S. Coin ∙ Creating an Inventory ∙ Determining Value ∙ Independent Appraisals ∙ Talking the Talk ∙ Finding a Buyer. Also: Bullion value charts for silver and gold coins ∙ Recommended reading ∙ A convenient index. With: Hundreds of full-color images ∙ Real-world examples ∙ Step-by-step instructions ∙ Expert advice from one of coin collecting's most trusted authorities.
Civil War tokens are tangible reminders of this country's history. These small, cent-sized tokens served as emergency "money" during the small-change shortage of 1862-1865. Today they are highly collectible, and A Guide Book of Civil War Tokens elevates the collecting and study of these once-shunned imitation cents to a new level of scholarship and accessibility. Novice and experienced collectors alike, as well as history buffs and everyone interested in the Civil War, will find this volume a fascinating and indispensable reference.