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Gold and silver have skyrocketed in value in recent months. Everyone is talking about buying, selling, investing in, and collecting these precious metals—as well as platinum and palladium, two relative newcomers to the bullion field. Precious Metal teaches you how to make smart decisions when buying these commodities; how to sell without getting ripped off; the best formats of precious metal to invest in; traps and pitfalls to avoid; and much more.

CONTENTS INCLUDE: A foreword by award-winning researcher Q. David Bowers • What Is Gold, And Why Is It Valuable? • Silver: Gold’s Little Sister, Valuable In Its Own Right • Platinum and Other Precious Metals • The Recent Precious Metals Boom • Selling Your Precious Metals • Buying Precious Metals • Deal With the Experts • Avoiding Counterfeit and Altered Coins • More Resources
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Now in its fifth edition, Coins: Questions and Answers provides detailed answers to hundreds of the most commonly asked questions about the world of money, giving readers a feel for the historical significance of coins - and covering challenging, interesting subjects that have puzzled collectors for decades. Filled with hundreds of photographs, the book answers questions about U.S. coins and paper money; Canadian, Mexican, and other world coins; tokens and medals; error coins; Confederate money; commemorative coins; collecting and investing; gold, silver, copper, nickel, and more. Softcover, 353 pages. Extensively illustrated. By Clifford Mishler.
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This is an up-to-date, comprehensive guide that explains everything a new collector needs to know. You will learn about getting started in the hobby, mint marks, varieties, and what makes a coin valuable. It also contains information on how to care for your collection, grading, where to find valuable coins and how to identify counterfeit and altered coins. Kenneth Bressett. Softcover
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Noted numismatists Ron Guth and Jeff Garrett have created a definitive work of American history. United States Coinage: A Study by Type invites the reader to peer into the heart and soul of America-to view snapshots of the life and ideals of its people-by examining the coins the nation has produced since 1792. Inside this hard cover book, you'll see the simple beginnings of the United States Mint, the growth and maturation of the nation during the 1800's, the staid designs of coins of the Industrial Era, the glory and excess of the early 1900's, and the hero-worship of recent years. Completely illustrated with full-color photos. Hardcover. 192 pages.
$39.95
This is the "Red Book" of Canadian coins, a new reference authored by expert numismatist James Haxby. It covers every Canadian and provincial coinage and token series from colonial times to the present day, plus bullion, commemoratives, varieties, errors, and others. Auction records, historical information, and many more valuable features make this book a must-have for any collector. Hardcover, 464 Pages, 6x9 inches.
$19.95

Volume 1 of the Whitman Encyclopedia of Mexican Money is an introduction for collectors and historians—an overview and history of Mexican coinage and currency, richly illustrated with 1,182 images. It was written by award-winning scholars Don and Lois Bailey with the cooperation of numerous collectors, coin dealers, museum curators, government officials, bank officers, and other experts. It covers pre-Columbian money to the colonial era, the independence movement, revolutions, modern coinage reforms, commemorative programs, and silver, gold, and platinum bullion.


Volume 1 covers all regular coinage issues by type, with years, mintmarks, assayers, and relevant comments; plus confirmed die varieties. It catalogs Mexican coinage with the comprehensive new Bailey-Whitman (BW) numbering system, cross-referenced to older systems. The Whitman Encyclopedia includes many coins unlisted in earlier reference books.


A new, specially designed font system for Mexican mintmarks and design elements improves on earlier, less accurate typographical treatments.
In addition to coins, volume 1 explores Mexican primitive money, patterns, tokens, sets, orders and decorations, medals, paper money, and other specialized numismatic topics.
Additional resources for collectors and researchers include charts of the precious-metal content (and resulting bullion values) of Mexican coinage going back to the first milled coinage of 1732; a glossary of terms relevant to Mexican and general numismatics; a bibliography; and an index.
“Everyone interested in the history and coinage of Mexico will find this book enjoyable and comprehensive,” said Dr. Manuel Galán Medina, retired Director General of Currency Issues for the Banco de México.

496 pages, hardcover, 6 x 9 inches, full color.

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Whitman's United States Gold Counterfeit Detection Guide is a full-color, 224-page reference for identifying fake gold coins, from dollars to double eagles. Detailed text and high-resolution close-up photographs show specific diagnostics for nearly 200 frequently encountered counterfeits. California fractional gold and commemoratives are also studied. The text includes expert advice from professional graders, authenticators, and dealers; more than two dozen "rules of thumb" (with illustrations); a glossary; an appendix of genuine U. S. gold coin specifications and tolerances; and another appendix of physical traits of genuine gold coins, with photo close-ups. The United States Gold Counterfeit Detection Guide is the first book of its kind for U. S. gold collectors, and promises to be a standard reference in the field. Full color throughout; illustrated; 224 pages. By Bill Fivaz; foreword by Randy Campbell. Spiralbound Softcover.
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Numismatic scholar John W. Dannreuther has written a monumental study of the gold coinage of the early United States. This book is built on the original notes made by researcher Harry W. Bass Jr. as he studied his extensive collection of early U.S. gold. Expanding on Bass's ground breaking work, Dannreuther has crafted a systematic treatise on the intricacies of these fascinating coins. By John W. Dannreuther and Harry W. Bass Jr., Foreword by Q. David Bowers. Hardcover.
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In Cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution. United States Gold Coins have seen a popularity boom in recent years. Thousands of new collectors have discovered their rich and facinating history and appeal. Important collections, locked away for decades have come to light, and a new research has provided collectors and investors with a wealth of information previously unavailable. There has never been a better time to explore the wonderful field of United States gold coinage-and the Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1933 is your passport to that exploration. Full Color. 656 Pages. By Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth, forward by Dr. Richard Doty. Hardcover.
Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1934 - Jeff Garrett & Ron Guth
$69.95

Money and coins are mentioned many times, and in many places, in the Bible. No fewer than 16 of the 40 parables preached by Jesus mention coins or money. To the casual reader, these might sound like abstract or symbolic references, but to numismatists, they tell stories with deep significance. Coins give us a running commentary on biblical events in a way that no other artifacts can supply.

What did the actual 30 pieces of silver-the money given to Judas for his betrayal-look like? Were they real coins, like the ones we use today? What were they worth in purchasing power? How could they possibly be compared to the value of such a precious life? What about the Widow's Mites-two tiny coins that offered a profound lesson in giving-what did they look like? Or the Tribute Penny so famously "rendered unto Caesar"? What kind of money did the Good Samaritan pay to the innkeeper? And why would a woman rejoice with her friends when she found a lost drachma?

In Money of the Bible, these and similar questions are answered by one of the most famous numismatic researchers of our time. Through Kenneth Bressett's fascinating study, we gain a better understanding of ancient customs and the truth in the words of the Bible.

$29.95
This book contains replica coins from Biblical times. Included in the book is a Widow's Mite, Gold Daric, Lepton, Tribute Penny, Shekel and Half-Shekel.
Written by Arthur Friedberg, you will see how each coin reflects the politics of its time. The coins will be presented in a mostly chronological order. It would tke many hundreds of pages, far more than in this book, to present a comprehensive catalog of the coinage. This is rather a compendium of the money of biblical times, consisting mostly of those coins that would be most significant in the eyes of the reader. Hardback, Color Illustrations, 106 Pages.
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A Catalog of Modern World Coins, 1850-1964. The 14th edition of R.S Yeoman's classic guide book has been fully updated with new photographs and retail valuations by coin type, in up to four grade levels. Editor Arthur Friedberg and his team of experts from around the globe provide an accurate snapshot of the exciting world-coin market. This handy volume is perfect for today's hobby: small enough to easily hold, carry, and read, but packed with photos, data, and valuations---the high-quality content and design that have made Whitman Publishing a hobby leader since the 1930s. "Who Should Read A Catalog of Modern World Coins?", Collectors looking for an accurate book on world coins, New hobbyists attracted to coins by the recent hot market, Dealers looking for a convenient type-coin guide - "OFEC" (One From Every Country) coin collectors, U.S. coin collectors looking to branch out into an interesting new field, Token and medal collectors intrigued by the connection to world coinage, Casual collectors and travelers with unidentified coins from other countries. "What Will I Find Inside?", A complete listing of coins of all countries from 1850 to the mid-1960s, Each type and date of coin grouped in chronological order, High-quality images in actual size, for quick identification, Retail values for circulated, Uncirculated, and Proof coins, Individual listings of rare and significant dates, with valuations, The official Y-number catalog system used to identify all world coin types. 544 Pages, 6x9, Softcover, B/W.
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Award-winning author Bob Leonard has collected odd and curious money for more than 45 years. He has written 17 studies on specific unusual monies, earning literary awards from the ANA and the Numismatic Literary Guild. In Curious Currency Leonard engagingly explores the lessons that elephant tails, woodpecker scalps, neck rings, Yap stones, cocoa beans, whatle teeth, and other odd and curious monies have for our economy today. By Robert D. Leonard Jr., Foreword by Kenneth Bressett. 160 Pages, Full Color, 6x9, Hardcover.
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Milestone Coins shares the interesting stories behind more than 100 famous coins and tokens, as told by the award-winning author and longtime editior of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the best-selling "Red Book"). In ten chapters Ken Bressett covers the breadth of civilization as seen in coinage - exploring every time period and geographical area from ancient Greece to modern America. Hardcover, 176 Pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, Fully Illustrated in Color. Bressett.
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Money of the World: Coins That Made History illustrates how many coins were shaped by the development of Western Civilization-and how they sometimes helped shape it in turn. The Millennia Collection, illustrated throughout the book, tells the history of Western Civilization through significant coins of the realm. Each coin had to meet certain criteria before it could be added to the collection. Authors are Ira Goldberg and Larry Goldberg. Hardback with dust cover, 320 pages, color; Retail $49.95.
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This book shows how to read Greek coins and covers methods for determining dates on Roman coins. It is profusely illustrated with sections on symbols, city names and mythological characters. Edited Kenneth Bressett. Softcover.
$14.95
Overstruck Greek Coins is intended for serious collectors of ancient coins, but it is intriguing enough to appeal to general collectors and historians. It is the first book-length study to explain how Greek coins were overstruck, when they were overstruck, and why they were overstruck. Its revelations offer new understanding to students of ancient history. 288 pages, Full Color, 6x9 inches, Hardcover. By David MacDonald, Foreword by Harlan J. Berk.
$39.95
Build your own collection of ancient Greek coins with an expert's valuable advice. Join award-winning author Paul Rynearson as he applies engaging lessons to collecting 25 different types of ancient Greek coins. You'll explore Athenian owls, money of the Bible, Greek Imperial issues, and other classic coins. Soon you'll be ready to take your own journey to ancient Greece, and create a unique, highly personal, and rewarding coin collection. 288 pages, hardcover, full color.
$29.95

Add to your collection a book as rare as your finest coins. The 67th edition of the #1 best-selling coin guide is now available in a beautiful leather-bound Limited Edition. Each large-format volume is individually numbered and personally autographed by Senior Editor and hobby legend Kenneth Bressett. Handsomely constructed with gold-stamped lettering on the cover, gilt-edged pages, a hubbed spine, and silk page marker, the Limited Edition has acquired a collectible status in its own right. Print run is limited to 1,000 copies (past Limited Editions have sold out with 3,000 printed), so please act quickly. The leather-bound Limited Edition 2014 Red Book will make a wonderful addition to your personal library of fine books.

$69.95
Add to your collection a book as rare as your finest coins. The 66th edition of the #1 best-selling coin guide is now available in a beautiful leather-bound Limited Edition. Each large-format (6"x9") volume is individually numbered and personally autographed by longtime editor and hobby legend Kenneth Bressett. Handsomely constructed with gold-stamped lettering on the cover, gilt-edged pages, and a hubbed spine, the Limited Edition has acquired a collectible status in its own right. Print run is limited to 1,000 copies (past Limited Editions have sold out with 3,000 printed), so please act quickly. The leather-bound Limited Edition 2013 Red Book will make a wonderful addition to your personal library of fine books. Full Color.
$69.95
Add to your collection a book as rare as your finest coins. The 64th edition of the #1 best-selling coin guide is now available in a beautiful leather-bound Limited Edition. Each large-format (6"x9") volume is individually numbered and personally autographed by longtime editor and hobby legend Kenneth Bressett. Handsomely constructed with gold-stamped lettering on the cover, gilt-edged pages, and a hubbed spine, the Limited Edition has acquired a collectible status in its own right. We've lowered the print run this year, limiting the 2012 edition to 1,000 copies (past Limited Editions have sold out with 3,000 printed), so please act quickly. The leather-bound Limited Edition 2012 Red Book will make a wonderful addition to your personal library of fine books. Full Color.
$69.95
Add to your collection a book as rare as your finest coins. The 64th edition of the #1 best-selling coin guide is now available in a beautiful leather-bound Limited Edition. Each large-format (6"x9") volume is individually numbered and personally autographed by longtime editor and hobby legend Kenneth Bressett. Handsomely constructed with gold-stamped lettering on the cover, gilt-edged pages, and a hubbed spine, the Limited Edition has acquired a collectible status in its own right. We've lowered the print run this year, limiting the 2011 edition to 1,500 copies (past Limited Editions have sold out with 3,000 printed), so please act quickly. The leather-bound Limited Edition 2011 Red Book will make a wonderful addition to your personal library of fine books. Full Color.
$69.95
Add to your collection a book as rare as your finest coins. The 63rd edition of the #1 best-selling coin guide is now available in a beautiful leather-bound Limited Edition. Each large-format (6"x9") volume is individually numbered and personally autographed by longtime editor and hobby legend Kenneth Bressett. Handsomely constructed with gold-stamped lettering on the cover, gilt-edged pages, and a hubbed spine, the Limited Edition has acquired a collectible status in its own right. We've lowered the print run this year, limiting the 2010 edition to 1,500 copies (past Limited Editions have sold out with 3,000 printed), so please act quickly. The leather-bound Limited Edition 2010 Red Book will make a wonderful addition to your personal library of fine books. 432 Pages, Full Color. Hardcover
$69.95
The 62nd edition of the #1 best-selling coin guide is now available in a beautiful Limited Edition. Each large-format (6"x9") leather-bound edition is individually numbered and personally autographed by longtime editor and hobby legend Kenneth Bressett. With gold-stamped lettering on the cover and gilt-edged pages, the Limited Edition has acquired a collectible status in its own right. The print run is limited to 3,000 and past Limited Editions have sold out, so please act quickly. The leather-bound Limited Edition 2009 Red Book will make a wonderful addition to any collection. 432 Pages, Full Color. Hardcover
$69.95
 
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