Can’t make heads or tails out of coin collecting? You need Coin Collecting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, the treasure trove on information on numismatics. This hands-on guide escorts you through the world’s oldest hobby, helping you decide which type of coins you want to collect, keep your collection in mint condition, buy and sell coins on the Internet, find interesting coin shows to attend, and assemble and diversify a great collection. The purpose of this fun, easy-to-access guide is to turn you into a world-class coin collector in as little time as possible. You’ll learn what coins can teach you about history and geography, develop organizational and observational skills, and learn to use analytical tools, all without event thinking about it. And you’ll learn the basics about ancient coins, U.S. coins, world coins, and the wild-and-wooly stuff that really gets your numismatic juices flowing. Discover how to: Start your collection correctly Evaluate coins using age, condition, rarity, and more Buy interesting coins without breaking the bank Locate rare and expensive coins Get savvy about avoiding fakes Get the whole family involved in your collection Develop a buying strategy Clean and handle coins safely Keep your collection secure at home and on the road Investigate tokens, medals, and miscellaneous coins Create complete collections of copper, nickel, silver, or gold U.S. coins When it comes to numismatics, Coin Collecting For Dummies, 2nd Edition is right on the money!
Postage stamps have evolved quite a bit since Great Britain’s 1840 Penny Black, the world’s first adhesive postage stamp. From simple designs featuring the monarch to works of art literally condensed to postage stamp size, hundreds of thousands of different stamps have been issued in the past 164 years—and the great majority of them remain reasonably priced for collectors. With so many stamps to collect from so many countries, a philatelist’s choices are virtually unlimited--which can be both a blessing and a curse, especially if you’re a newcomer to the art of stamp collecting. Interested in starting a stamp collection, but not sure where to begin? This is the guide for you. Expert Richard Sine fills you in on everything you need to know about selecting, finding, buying, presenting and caring for stamps. An internationally recognized collector and author on stamp collecting (he used to write the New York Times stamp column) he also has much wisdom to impart to collectors who’ve been at it for a while. A gold mine of expert advice and guidance, Stamp Collecting For Dummies is on how to: Start or diversify your collection Decide what to collect Catalog and organize your collection Handle, protect, store, and display stamps Identify rare and valuable stamps Buy stamps online and through auction houses Unlike most authors on the subject who tend to be pretty stuffy—to put it politely—expert Richard Sine focuses on the side of stamp collecting that’s enjoyable, educational, and fun. With humor, tons of interesting anecdotes about stamps and the men and women who love them, and loads of insider tips, he covers all the bases, including: Getting the biggest bang for you stamp-collecting buck Researching, locating and buying stamps through traditional sources and online Showing off your collection at exhibits Customizing your collection Housing your stamps and protecting them against the elements The ten keys to identifying and authenticating stamps Stamp Collecting For Dummies is your total guide to starting and building on a really cool stamp collection.
From America's leading experts, your ultimate Guide to Coin Collecting From the change in your pocket to the history of famous silver dollars, from understanding mintmarks and pedigree to assessing condition and grade, this is the only book you'll need to become a first-class coin collector. Whether you're just starting out or looking to expand your current collection, you will receive priceless practical knowledge and expert advice on: Finding and identifying coins Caring for and exhibiting your collection Understanding collecting terms Verifying authenticity Using internet resources And much more!
All You Need to Start Your Collection And Trade for Profit
Author: Richard Giedroyc
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Are you one of the 125 million coin collectors in the United States? Whether you're a beginner or an avid collector, The Everything Coin Collecting Book is your accessible reference for this exciting and profitable hobby. Written by a well-known numismatic authority, this is only authoritative guide written in an approachable style for every reader. Read The Everything Coin Collecting Book and you'll learn about: Starting and maintaining a collection Coin terminology Grading and authenticating coins Rarity and coin values Covering it all-from starting a collection, to selling and trading like a pro-this is the all-in-one guide you need to maintain a successful collection and trade for profit.
Recent News Story: The long term appreciation for high quality rare coins have achieved returns exceeding those of the major equity indices. Looking back over the past 40 years, rare coins have had a compounded (IRR) rate of return greater than 11%, while the DJIA and S&P500 indices have grown at rates less than 7%. These are important facts. Even if you just want to learn the basics of coin collecting, knowing how valuable coins are is important In this book we will examine coin collecting from the beginner's view to the investors view. Coins are becoming more and more valuable and thousands are being sold online. Unfortunately many of these coins are fake. I will show you how to protect yourself from fraud and how to determine a coin's value. You will learn: How to start collecting What tools you will need How to spot error coins How to grade coins How to handle coins Which coins are fake How to buy coins How to safely find coins in rolls Which coins are rare and why This book is packed and as an added bonus you can contact me directly with any questions you may have. Tags: The book is ideal for anyone wanting to learn how to collect coins, Lincoln Cents, Morgan Dollars, Silver Coins, Gold Coins, Rare Coins, Error Coins, Indian Head Pennies, Sell coins, Buy coins, fake coins, coin roll hunting.
Who were the models for the Indian Head nickel? Why is it called the Orphan Annie? What is the King of American Coins? Fascinating Facts, Myths and Mysteries about U.S. Coins is a compilation of some of the more intriguing stories in the history of U.S. Mint coinage. Some are based on facts. Others are hobby myths. All of them make for entertaining reading. Read about: The five-known 1913 Liberty head nickels Augustus Staint-Gaudens and his famed gold $20 The short-lived 20-cent piece The $1 million coin exhibit The reason for the Liberty cover-up on the Standing Liberty quarter
The Deluxe Canadian Coin Collecting Album will show kids that anyone can be a numismatist. It will also explain that a numismatist is just a fancy word for coin collector. This rewarding pastime has its place in history, and now Canadian kids can start collections of their very own! This entertaining and informative kit gives kids everything they need to become collectors, with a book that explains the history of coins and how they are made, and provides details on each coin to be collected. The album has space to snap in 69 coins, from the common circulation versions to the special commemorative coins produced for Canada's Centennial, through the Millenium, to the Vancouver Olympic Games. Don't be surprised to find your kids liftingsofa cushions, clearning out drawers, an demanding to see the change from the groceries as they enjoy the treasure hunt--and learn about Canadian history as they do it!
An authoritative manual for both novice and experienced collectors explores the latest trends in coin collecting, covering such areas as coin care, grading, investing, and identifying scams and fakes, and includes helpful advice on safeguarding one's collection, buying and selling coins on the Internet, and more than two hundred photographs. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Find out what Blockchain is, how it works, and what it can do for you Blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin, the revolutionary 'virtual currency' that's changing the way people do business. While Bitcoin has enjoyed some well-deserved hype, Blockchain may be Bitcoin's most vital legacy. Blockchain For Dummies is the ideal starting place for business pros looking to gain a better understanding of what Blockchain is, how it can improve the integrity of their data, and how it can work to fundamentally change their business and enhance their data security. Blockchain For Dummies covers the essential things you need to know about this exciting technology's promise of revolutionizing financial transactions, data security, and information integrity. The book covers the technologies behind Blockchain, introduces a variety of existing Blockchain solutions, and even walks you through creating a small but working Blockchain-based application. Blockchain holds the promise to revolutionize a wide variety of businesses. Get in the know about Blockchain now with Blockchain For Dummies and be ready to make the changes to business that your colleagues and competitors will later wish they'd done. Discover ten ways Blockchain can change business Find out how to apply a Blockchain solution See how to make data more secure Learn how to work with vendors Filled with vital information and tips on how this paradigm-changing technology can transform your business for the better, this book will not only show you Blockchain's full potential, but your own as well!
Mastering the latest fitness craze-keeping your brain healthy at any age Judging from the worldwide popularity of the brain game, Nintendo DS, and such mind-bending puzzles as SuDoku and KenKen®, keeping one's mind as limber as an Olympic athlete is an international obsession. With forecasters predicting over a million people with dementia by 2025, today's young and senior population have a vested interest in keeping their grey matter in the pink for as long as possible. Training Your Brain For Dummies is an indispensable guide to every aspect of brain fitness-and keeping your mind as sharp, agile, and creative for as long as you can. Whether you want to hone your memory, manage stress and anxiety, or simply eat brain healthy food, this guide will help you build brain health into your everyday life. Includes verbal, numerical and memory games, brain games to play on the move, tips on the best day-to-day habits, and long-term mental fitness techniques Offers ten key brain training basics, tips on brain training through one's lifetime, and improving long- and short-term memory Includes advice on improving creativity, developing a positive mindset, and reaping the rewards of peace and quiet With tips on mind/body fitness, Training Your Brain For Dummies is a must-have guide for anyone, at any age, for keeping one's mind-and quality of life-in peak condition.
Discover how data science can help you gain in-depth insight into your business - the easy way! Jobs in data science abound, but few people have the data science skills needed to fill these increasingly important roles. Data Science For Dummies is the perfect starting point for IT professionals and students who want a quick primer on all areas of the expansive data science space. With a focus on business cases, the book explores topics in big data, data science, and data engineering, and how these three areas are combined to produce tremendous value. If you want to pick-up the skills you need to begin a new career or initiate a new project, reading this book will help you understand what technologies, programming languages, and mathematical methods on which to focus. While this book serves as a wildly fantastic guide through the broad, sometimes intimidating field of big data and data science, it is not an instruction manual for hands-on implementation. Here’s what to expect: Provides a background in big data and data engineering before moving on to data science and how it's applied to generate value Includes coverage of big data frameworks like Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, MPP platforms, and NoSQL Explains machine learning and many of its algorithms as well as artificial intelligence and the evolution of the Internet of Things Details data visualization techniques that can be used to showcase, summarize, and communicate the data insights you generate It's a big, big data world out there—let Data Science For Dummies help you harness its power and gain a competitive edge for your organization.
Today's job market is tough; it's dog-eat-dog, ruthless and competitive. Preparation is essential if you want to get the edge. As psychometric testing becomes standard for blue-chip companies to one-man bands this For Dummies guide could mean the difference between success and failure. As the world of HR embraces psychometric testing, more and more people are faced with the daunting prospect of having to sit these mysterious exams. The tests have become the standard way in which employers judge abilities – your capacity to work with numbers, words and diagrams; your attainment – what you actually know; and your personality – how you’re likely to act. Psychometric Testing For Dummies is the essential tool for being prepared and calm. The book takes readers step-by-step through each type of test, what to expect and how to prepare for them. It also offers over 850 sample questions to practice on. Psychometric Testing For Dummies makes these notoriously difficult and confusing tests easy. Psychometric Testing For Dummies includes: Understanding why psychometric tests are used Detailed examination of numerical, verbal, technical and abstract tests Full explanation of personality tests How to deal with feedback Over 850 sample questions
Everything You Will Need to Know About the No. 1 Emerging Growth Area for the Millennium!
Author: Neil S. Berman,Silvano DiGenova
Publisher: Coin & Currency Institute
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
A bible for coin investment in the 21st century.Twenty years ago, the first edition of this book was revolutionary in its approach to the buying and selling of rare coins. Collectors and investors were told that if they followed empirical models of price performance and investment return, not only would they profit handsomely, but their coin purchases would also outperform traditional investment vehicles.For this new edition, the well-known professional numismatist Silvano DiGenova and Dr. Jason Perry, Financial Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, have joined the books original author, Neil S. Berman to fully update the contents, taking into account the steady acceleration in rare coin prices, changes in trading practices, the revolution in grading standards, and external factors affecting the buying and selling of coins. The result is a no-holds-barred look at todays evolving market that is indispensible to experienced collectors and investors as well as neophytes.Included is an extensive price history of all United States coins from 1955 to date, with notable auction results and listings of key dates. The numerous charts of data and illustrative graphs interspersed throughout will be useful to dealers and collectors alike in forming strategies to take advantage of what will be one of the great growth areas of the 21st century.