Click title/picture for details. offer US $16.49 Photograde - Official Grading Guide for U.S coins. This book illustrates and describes every U.S. coin type. Author: James Ruddy Pub Date: 2005 Edition: 19th Binding: Softcover Size: 5.25x8.5 Pages: 224
Click title/picture for details. offer US $12.74 The Instant Coin Collector - Everything You Need to Know by: Arlyn Sieber ISBN: 0896898059 Book Title: The Instant Coin Collector: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started Now Author: Arlyn G. Sieber Binding: Soft Cover Copyright: 2009 Pages: 256 Size: 5 x 8 in.
Click title/picture for details. offer US $16.11 A Guide Book of The Official Red Book of US Coins by: Frank Colletti ISBN: 9780794825805 Book Title: The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of The Official Red Book of United States Coins Author: Frank J Colletti Binding: Soft Cover Copyright: 2009 Pages: 290 Size: 6 x 9 in.
Click title/picture for details. offer US $18.75 A Grading Guide to the Top 25 Most Widely Collected U.S. Coins Provides accurate grading descriptions and great color photos for all common series of U.S. Coins.
Click title/picture for details. offer US $17.99 This 415-page paperback book was edited by Scott A. Travers with text written by John Dannreuther, and contains detailed descriptions of coin grades and the intricacies of counterfeit detection. There are nearly 600 sharply-detailed color and black and white digital images of coins. This new edition contains major innovations and enhancements including grading guides for superb-quality Statehood quarters and modern commemoratives, and updated "insider" information about the way lasers are used to deceptively "doctor" coins. Book covers: Morgan Silver Dollars, Half Dollars, Quarters, Nickels, Half Dimes, Barber Dimes US Gold Coins, Quarter Eagles, Half Eagles, Eagles, Double Eagle, Commemorative US Coins, Half Cents, Small Cents, Large Cents, 2 Cent Pieces, Three Cent Nickels and about any US coin ever produced. "Excellent source of invaluable knowledge"The 2nd Edition of "PCGS Coin Grading" is an excellent reference. It is critical and required reading for beginning and advanced coin collectors. You can appreciate the difficulty of attempting to explain the subtle and challenging differences between " a few minor marks in the main focal area " (MS65 grading standards) and " a few minor marks or one or two significant marks with hairlines " (MS64 grading standards, same page). As a complete reference to the condition (grade) of all U.S. coins, this book does an excellent job. Whether you are buying or selling coins for personal enjoyment or investment, collectors need to know whether they should consider upgrading a coin of "the same grade" (like snowflakes, no two MS65 coins are absolutely identical.) You also need to know if you have a "high end" or "PQ" (premium quality) specimen of a numerically grade coin, from Carson City Silver Dollars to U.S. Commends to St. Gaudens Double Eagles. Coin grading will always be an art as well as a science, and the 5 critical grading factors (surface, strike, color, marks and eye appeal) may never be determined by a computer, in the meantime, the more you know, and the more you learn, the better. It is a great tool to educate collectors about coin grading. -