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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 16, April 20, 2008, Article 2

NEW BOOK: SMITHSONIAN GUIDE TO COIN COLLECTING BY DAVID GANZ

[Publisher HarperCollins issued a press release for David
Ganz' new book, Guide to Coin Collecting. -Editor]

>From the change in your pocket to the history of famous silver
dollars, from understanding mintmarks and pedigree to assessing
condition and grade, this GUIDE TO COIN COLLECTING gives you
the historical background, practical knowledge, and expert
advice you need to begin your coin collection today.

America’s ultimate collector, the Smithsonian Institution,
brings you the new GUIDE TO COIN COLLECTING.  Written by David
L. Ganz, the “father of the state quarter program,” this is the
perfect tool for taking up coin collecting. With great historical
context, step-by-step explanations, and expert advice from a
noted numismatics authority, this book guides you through the
process of starting a collection that no novice or intermediate
collector should be without.

The book begins with the history of coin collecting and continues
with an explanation of how coins are made, the elements of coin
design, famous coin collectors, and more. Updated for the digital
age, this guide also features tips on how to make the most of
current internet resources and auction sites. This is a fantastic
collecting resource from a true collecting expert.

Features advice on:

Starting a collection
Researching your coins
Getting essential tools and supplies
Finding and caring for coins
Assessing authenticity and value
Managing and exhibiting your collection
...and much more.

David L. Ganz, is a nationally-known numismatics expert. He
is a life fellow of the American Numismatic Society and was
the 48th president of the American Numismatic Association.
Ganz also authored World of Coins & Coin Collecting, The
Official Guide to America’s State Quarters, and The Official
Guide to Commemorative Coins.

To view an image of the book's cover, see:
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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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