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04 Jun 2019

Review of Coin Collecting For Dummies

| TheBoss

Hi Everyone! I haven't posted in a while so you guys have probably forgotten about me haha. This blog post will be informing you on what the book, Coin Collecting for Dummies is talking about and what you need to know about it. This book is written by Ron Guth and Neil Berman. The edition that I am posting about is the 2nd Edition.
Coin Collecting for Dummies is a wonderful book for collectors of any level, teaching them the fundamentals of collecting and things to be aware of. The things it covers varies from teaching you how to collect different types of coins to information about consigning your coins or selling them. In the beginning,they give you an overview of the history of numismatics and also different types of coins. As you progress forward, it slowly starts going into the "techniques" of how to collect them. Also, they give a full report of all the ways you can store coins, clean them (in special circumstances, otherwise not), handle them etc. I think this book is a definite go-to for all collectors and will help you boost your collection and is an excellent investment! One of the memorable things I learned is not to "advertise" that you're a collector...I used to love boasting to people that I was a collector but after reading it....I changed! I would give the book a 4.5 stars, partly because some sections get boring. Some of the sections just don't "grab onto you". But overall, this was a pretty nice book! Give YOUR opinions on the book in the comments. Thank you!



Level 4

As others have stated, the Dummies books are generally good as reference. The book obviously made an impact on you by changing how you approach things. Of course, whether or not to tell people you are a collector could be a whole other discussion. I belong to multiple online numismatic communities, and I find that sharing among fellow collectors online or in person is the way to go.


Level 6

Thanks for the review! I have also found that the "Dummies" books are generally pretty good with all the different subjects. Great books for beginners!


Level 4

Helpful for the starter, and as a reference for a time. Thanks for the review!

Hmmm, haven't read it.... Thanks for the review

The MoKe

Level 6

In general, the Dummies Books are well written and helpful for the newbie, based on my experience with other Dummies books, I would assume it would not have much to offer the experienced numismatist. But, I could be wrong. Thanks for sharing your review.

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