John and Nancy Wilson submitted this review of the new book on gold by Garrett and Bowers.
“Gold: Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Sell Today”
Authors: Jeff Garrett and Q. David Bowers, Foreword by Kenneth Bressett
Reviewed by: John and Nancy Wilson, NLG
Two of the country’s most famous researchers and gold coin dealers, Jeff Garrett and Q. David Bowers, have produced an amazing book showing how to buy and sell gold most effectively and profitability.
This new book helps readers understand today’s gold market. It starts with the basics of gold from, ancient times to modern and includes beautiful full color pictures of many rare and interesting gold coins. The book is hard cover and is in a hard pocket to protect it. The book covers the gambit from the recent gold boom to selling your gold and buying gold. It advises dealing with experts and discusses counterfeit and altered gold coins. Answers to frequently asked questions helps with many important areas of concern to readers.
The book also has ten pockets with pullout sheets which have interesting charts to use on the convention floor. The charts show weight conversion - for gold grams to pennyweight and the value with gold shown at prices from $900 to $1550 per ounce. Another shows bullion values of common U. S. and world gold coins at gold values from $800 to $1500 per ounce. Still another chart shows weights and tolerances as well as diameters of US gold coins for counterfeit detection. The last chart shows the names and addresses of many of the world mints. Because they are pullouts they can be taken wherever you are dealing without having to take the entire book.
“Gold: Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Sell Today,” released recently, (Copyright 2010), will be a new Whitman Publishing reference that will be carried to conventions like many of its other products. We think this new reference will be very useful not only for new comers and investors; but also for advanced numismatists. It is reasonably priced at $12.95 from Whitman who can be contacted at: Whitman Publishing, LLC, 3103 Clairmont Road, Suite B, Atlanta, Georgia, Call Center: (800) 546-2995 (8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m Central Time) or visit their web page at
To read the earlier E-Sylum review, see:
BOOK REVIEW: GOLD: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BUY AND SELL TODAY
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