Dennis Tucker of Whitman Publications forwarded this release about a new title from Dave Bowers.
Whitman Publishing has released a new book, Collecting Rare Coins for Pleasure and Profit: An Insider's Guide to Today's Market, by Q. David Bowers. The 144-page book is available online (including at WhitmanBooks.com), and from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, for $9.95.
"There is no substitute for knowledge when you buy coins," writes coin dealer and award-winning author Q. David Bowers. In Collecting Rare Coins for Pleasure and Profit, he shares 50-plus years of insight on the rare-coin hobby and market.
The book is intended for those seeking to intelligently build a fine coin collection. Bowers notes that "Many people these days walk into coin shops wanting to buy silver and gold coins, or coins that may be a good investment.' Most desire to get more information, but not to become rocket scientists in numismatics or devote many hours to deep study. This book serves that curiosity and that need for advice. It is oriented more toward the serious buyer, as opposed to someone who might start by buying coin folders and looking for interesting coins in pocket change."
Bowers is the author of more than 50 books, many of them best-sellers. "Dave has an engaging style that's like sitting down with a longtime friend and talking about coins, history, finance, art, and more," said Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. "He makes learning enjoyable, as he illustrates his concepts with real-world stories and examples."
Collecting Rare Coins for Pleasure and Profit starts with an overview of American coin collecting and investing from the 1700s to today. "The past is very interesting," Bowers writes, "and you will benefit from learning about price trends and market cycles." Then he discusses how to be a smart buyer of rare coins. In 10 chapters, he gives useful insight on how to maximize return while enjoying everything numismatics has to offer.
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Collecting Rare Coins for Pleasure and Profit: An Insider's Guide to Today's Market
By Q. David Bowers; foreword by Kenneth Bressett
144 pages, softcover, full color, 6 x 9 inches
Contents: Foreword by Kenneth Bressett Welcome to Coin Collecting! Early Popularity of Rare Coins The 20th-Century Coin Market The Coin Market Becomes Dynamic Grade and Its Effect on Price Numerical Grading, 1 to 70 How to Be a Smart Buyer Starting a Fine Collection Great Collectors and Collections of the Past (by Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth) Questions and Answers Afterword and Notes Recommended Reading Credits and About the Author
Wayne Homren, Editor
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