An up-to-date, comprehensive guide that explains
everything a new collector needs to know.
Kenneth Bressett, the former president of the American Numismatic Association, has written a clear, detailed guide that gives an insider's view of the fascinating world of coin collecting.
How to get started in the hobby.
Mint marks, varieties, and what makes coins valuable.
How to care for your collection.
How to grade and price coins.
Where and how to find valuable coins.
How to identify counterfeit and altered coins.
Unusual coins, tokens, and medals.