Scott A. Travers

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Scott A. Travers
Scott A. Travers
Scott Travers
BornScott A. Travers
November 12, 1961
New York City
OccupationNumismatist, author
Alma materBrandeis University
Genrenon-fiction, Reference work
SubjectsCoin collecting, numismatics, history of coins
Website
usgoldexpert.com

Scott A. Travers (born November 12, 1961, in New York, NY) is an American numismatist and author. Travers is considered to be a prominent consumer advocate for coin collectors, informing the public about common and potential scams.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Travers has authored seven books on the subject of coin collecting.[4] He has been an Editor of COINage magazine since 1984.[5] From 1997 to 1999, Travers served as Vice President of the American Numismatic Association.[4] His expertise has been cited by such news publications as The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, CNBC, and others.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15]

Travers was also a coin valuation consultant for the Federal Trade Commission.[4] He is President of Scott Travers Rare Coin Galleries, LLC, in New York City.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Travers grew up in New York City, and attended the Dwight School on Manhattan's Upper West Side during grade school when he first began buying and selling coins.[16] Travers earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University in 1983.[5]

Awards[edit]

  • 1978 Young Numismatist of the Year, American Numismatic Association
  • 1984 Outstanding Adult Advisor, American Numismatic Association
  • 1992 Glenn Smedley Memorial Award, American Numismatic Association
  • 1999 Glenn Smedley Memorial Award, American Numismatic Association
  • 2003 Presidential Award, American Numismatic Association[17]
  • 2010 Numismatic Ambassador Award, Numismatic News[18]
  • 2016 Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing, American Numismatic Association.[19]
  • 2017 Century Club Award, American Numismatic Association[20]

Books[edit]

  • Travers’ Rare Coin Investment Strategy, Second Edition (Prentice Hall Press, 1989)[21]
  • The Investor's Guide to Coin Trading (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1990)[22]
  • How to Make Money in Coins Right Now, Second Edition (House of Collectibles, 2001)[23]
  • One-Minute Coin Expert, Sixth Edition (House of Collectibles, 2007)[24]
  • Scott Travers’ Top 88 Coins to Buy & Sell, Second Edition (House of Collectibles, 2007)[25]
  • The Coin Collector's Survival Manual, Seventh Edition (House of Collectibles, 2010)[26][27]
  • The Insider's Guide to U.S. Coin Values, 21st Edition (House of Collectibles, 2015)[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cohn, Scott (September 6, 2019). "Recession fears are driving up gold prices, but watch for these scams". CNBC. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  2. ^ Guerrero, Lisa (May 31, 2011). "INSIDE EDITION Investigates Gold Buyers". Inside Edition. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  3. ^ Numismatic Consumer Alliance (April 23, 2013). "Numismatic Consumer Alliance Recoveries Top $7 Million For Purchasers of Overpriced Coins". Numismatic Consumer Alliance, Inc. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d Penguin Random House. "Scott A. Travers". Penguin Random House. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  5. ^ a b Newman Numismatic Portal (2021). "Scott Andrew Travers Biography". Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  6. ^ Opdike, Jeff D. (November 29, 2009). "The Big Cost of Gold Coins". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  7. ^ Bensinger, Ken (September 3, 1999). "Collectible Coin Market Has Sharply Ramped Up". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  8. ^ Martinez, Alejandro J. (December 7, 2010). "New 'America the Beautiful' Silver Coins in Demand". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  9. ^ Zetlin, Minda (October 2, 2019). "People have been making up to $100,000 off 'coin hunting'—here's how the highly unusual hobby works". CNBC. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  10. ^ Crouch, Gregory (September 2, 1990). "The Rare-Coin Business Feels a New Tarnish". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  11. ^ Johnson, Caitlin (February 18, 2007). "Holding art and history in your hand". CBS News. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  12. ^ Drew, James; Eder, Steve (December 22, 2005). "Noe says Ohio rare-coin funds made $11M; state questions claim". The Blade. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  13. ^ Karp, Richard (July 19, 1999). "Coinucopia!". Barron's. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  14. ^ "Gold Coins On Sale?". Fox Business. May 7, 2011. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  15. ^ Reynolds, Greg (October 22, 2015). "The Specter of Coin Doctoring and the Survival of Great Coins". CoinWeek. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  16. ^ Reiter, Ed (June 24, 1984). "Numismatics; Helping Hand for Coin Collectors". The New York Times. p. 31. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  17. ^ "ANA Presidential Awards Recipient List". money.org. American Numismatic Association. 2021. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  18. ^ NMN (August 25, 2010). "Numismatic Ambassadors named". Numismatic News. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  19. ^ "American Numismatic Association to Grant Service Awards to Numismatists at World's Fair of Money – Coin Update". news.coinupdate.com.
  20. ^ "Past ANA Awards Recipients". money.org. American Numismatic Association. 2021. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  21. ^ Travers, Scott A. (1989). Travers’ Rare Coin Investment Strategy (2nd ed.). Prentice Hall Press. ISBN 0-13-752965-1.
  22. ^ Travers, Scott A. (1990). The Investor’s Guide to Coin Trading. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 0-471-60928-5.
  23. ^ Travers, Scott A. (2001). How to Make Money in Coins Right Now (2nd ed.). House of Collectibles. ISBN 0-609-80746-3.
  24. ^ Travers, Scott A. (2007). One-Minute Coin Expert (6th ed.). House of Collectibles. ISBN 978-0375720406.
  25. ^ Travers, Scott A. (2007). Scott Travers’ Top 88 Coins to Buy & Sell (2nd ed.). House of Collectibles. ISBN 978-0-375-72221-9.
  26. ^ Travers, Scott A. (September 16, 2010). The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual (7th ed.). House of Collectibles. ISBN 978-0375723391.
  27. ^ Rexford, Peter M. (December 5, 1986). "Scoping Out The Essentials". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  28. ^ Travers, Scott A. (2015). The Insider’s Guide to U.S. Coin Values (21st ed.). House of Collectibles. ISBN 978-0-375-72372-8.

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