THE GUIDE THAT EXPLAINS, ILUSTRATES, AND SETS THE STANDARD FOR GRADING UNITED STATES COINSThe world s largest and most prestigious coin grading organization has created an amazing, one of a kind guide that reveals its grading and authentication secrets From the introduction By furnishing a simple yet detailed guide to grading coins, PCGS has made it easy to understand the number that appears on a grading holder Reading this book will make you an expert Jay W Johnson, Former Director, United States MintThis book illustrates and explains with precise descriptions and digital images how you can determine the exact condition of a coin Here is a coin grading volume so complete thatlike its author, PCGSit indeed sets the standard for grading coins Inside this illustrated guide you will find The standards for grading all United States coins, including precise definitions of Mint State and circulated grades An all new section on how to grade America s 50 State quarters The fundamentals of counterfeit detection The secrets of handling and storing your collection State of the art techniques used to recognize doctored coins Over 600 detailed illustrationsThis detailed guide is the only book on the market that encompases so many facets of coin grading and counterfeit detection....
|Title||:||The Official Guide to Coin Grading and Counterfeit Detection, 2nd Edition|
|Publisher||:||House of Collectibles 2nd edition March 9, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||432 pages|
|File Size||:||664 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Official Guide to Coin Grading and Counterfeit Detection, 2nd Edition Reviews
Needs a lot more pictures. OK for more common series:Indians, Buffalos, etc. 2-cent pieces, half cents, large cents - forget it, written description only. For example, how do you know what "50% hairlines remaining" means without a pic of what 100% looks like? The Official ANA Grading Standards for US Coins is much better.
The author is a renowned coin expert and has published many great informational books on the subject. Some of the material is recycled from other works, but my main grievance with the book is it lacks detail regarding counterfeit detection. There is little more than a solid chapter of the book dedicated to the subject of counterfeit detection, yet; this topic is mentioned on the title. Additionally; all that the reader is ever truly explained is how to spot a genuine coin, not how to spot a counterfeit. I understand the approach the author takes towards counterfeit detection; but he should provide a 360 degree analysis on the subject if he is going to include it in the title of the book. The coin grading portion of the book is great for written descriptions, but lacks pictures.
This helps but it is not enough to master mint state grading. I need a book with huge color pictures. The small black and white pictures in this book does not cut it for me.
required for collecters
I am new to coin collecting. I wanted a reference to tell the real coins from the fakes. This book is essential in my knowlege building to avoid buying the fake coins. I love it. Just what I wanted.
Content is good, would have liked to see more comparative examples.