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If you have some old money you think may be rare coins or currency, you have found the best resource for independent and trustworthy information. Let award-winning author Beth Deisher, one of coin collecting's most trusted authorities, be your guide. Her latest book, Cash in Your Coins: Selling the Rare Coins You've Inherited, 2nd Edition, will take you step-by-step through the process of identifying and valuing those old coins you inherited or long ago collected. They may be rare or have values that would surprise you!
Every U.S. coin design type and denomination issued since 1793 is illustrated in full color with key-date notes that help you quickly spot the most valuable coins. For example, you'll see right away that the 1921 silver dollar is a "key" to the Peace dollar series and worth as much as six times the more readily available (less valuable) 1922 and 1923 silver dollars.
Perhaps you have an Indian Head penny, a Buffalo nickel, or a Morgan silver dollar and you are trying to determine the numismatic (collector) value. Maybe you have some old currency (paper money). She will show you how to use coin values as well as U.S. currency values listed in price guides published in popular numismatic magazines, books, or on the Internet to determine what your coins and old paper money for sale are worth. If you have rare or highly valuable items such as silver or gold coins, you'll find a handy check list to help you decide if you need an independent coin appraisal before seeking a buyer.
Q. David Bowers (research editor of the "Red Book") says, "With Beth Deisher's guidance you'll avoid costly mistakes and make decisions about your coins with more confidence."
The state of preservation or "grade" of collectible (numismatic) coins plays a huge role in U.S. coin values in today's market. Understanding how to grade and coin grading terms, and being able to determine for yourself the grades of your coins will give you an edge as you prepare to sell. Beth wrote a guide for non-experts that explains coin grading in easy-to-understand terms. It is titled Coin World's Making the Grade: Comprehensive Grading Guide for U.S. Coins, Third Edition, It includes grading information for all U.S. regular issue coins as well as the popular silver, gold, and platinum bullion coins sold by the U.S. Mint. Coins in the most widely traded grades are shown in large color pictures. You can match your coin to the correct grade level and better gauge the price range you should be able to expect when selling.
If you're seeking a comprehensive source of facts about coins and U.S. currency, get the book that a coin collector would use, the Coin World Almanac, Eighth Edition. For example, did you know that signature combinations are a factor in Silver Certificate value? Check to see if you have any signature combinations or paper money errors that are prized by collectors and therefore bring surprising prices in the collector market.
Obtain one or all of Beth Deisher's books here and receive each autographed. All of her books are available in bookstores and from the publishers. However, this web site is the only direct source for purchasing autographed copies.
Books by Beth Deisher
Cash in Your Coins: Selling the Rare Coins You've Inherited, 1st Edition
If you have some old coins, but don't know what they are or how much they are worth, this book is for you. Easy to understand, easy to navigate, Beth wrote this guide for those who have a bunch of old coins they'd like to sell, but don't know where to start or to whom to turn.
Turn the pages of this book and follow along as she guides you step-by-step on an adventure likely to end with some extra, spendable cash in your pockets.
Making the Grade: Comprehensive Grading Guide for U.S. Coins
The grade of a coin or level of preservation is a key factor in determining its value. Let this book help you determine the grades of your coins. Color maps show you the areas of the design that are most important and pin-point the design high points. Plus color images of the various grades allow you to compare your coins and match the grade. Every circulating design type of U.S. coin produced by the U.S. Mint since 1793 is included as well as U.S. silver, gold, and platinum bullion coins.
Coin World Almanac, 8th Edition: One-volume book of facts
Curious as to the most valuable coins in the world? Do you know how many denominations of U.S. paper money have been printed? Or, who was the first person to be depicted on a U.S. coin? The answers to these questions and thousand upon thousands more can be found in this popular and useful book of facts about money. Plus there are full chapters on topics such as the Federal Reserve Bank and how it orders and distributes money throughout our commercial banking system, coinage laws and tax laws that affect collectibles, and the U.S. Mint and the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the two agencies within the U.S. Treasury that manufacture U.S. money.
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