The Coin Collector's Survival Manual

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The Coin Collector's Survival Manual
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CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreManual
Published1984
PublisherPrentice-Hall
ISBN978-0375723391
Websiteusgoldexpert.com/tccsm

The Coin Collector's Survival Manual is a coin collecting and investing reference book authored by Scott A. Travers that was first published by Arco, a Prentice-Hall imprint, in July 1984 simultaneously in hardcover and paper editions.[1] Its then 22-year-old author bluntly detailed the coin industry's perils and pitfalls in buying, selling and storing valuable coins based on his experiences as a dealer.[2] The book has since been updated and published in multiple editions.

In 1988, when its second edition was published by Prentice Hall Trade, a division of Simon & Schuster, it was considered an important part of the coin literature.[3] The third (1994); revised third (1996); fourth (2000); and revised fourth (2003) editions were published by Bonus Books of Chicago.

Beginning with the fifth edition, The Coin Collector's Survival Manual incorporated another book authored by Scott A. Travers, How to Make Money in Coins Right Now, and the combination work was published in 2006 by House of Collectibles, an imprint of Random House.[4] House of Collectibles published the sixth (2008); seventh (2010); and revised seventh (2015) editions.[5]

The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) gave The Coin Collector's Survival Manual twelve awards, including "Book of the Year" in 1984 and in 2006 for the fifth edition, where it was tied.[6][7] The revised seventh edition was named "Best Investment Book" in 2016.[8]

The book has been cited in various news articles as authoritative about evaluating coins.[9][10][11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Travers, Scott A. (16 September 2010). The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual (7th ed.). House of Collectibles. ISBN 978-0375723391.
  2. ^ Reiter, Ed (24 June 1984). "Numismatics; Helping Hand for Coin Collectors". The New York Times. p. 31. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  3. ^ Reiter, Ed (8 May 1988). "Numismatics; New Grading Services are the Key Ingredients"". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  4. ^ Travers, Scott A. (2001). How to Make Money in Coins Right Now (2nd ed.). House of Collectibles. ISBN 0-609-80746-3.
  5. ^ "About The Coin Collector's Survival Manual, Revised Seventh Edition". Penguin Random House. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2021.
  6. ^ Reiter, Ed (22 June 1986). "Numismatics; Investment Strategy"". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  7. ^ Numismatic Literary Guild. "Results of Annual Writers' Competition for 2006". Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  8. ^ Numismatic Literary Guild. "Results of Annual Writers' Competition for 2016". Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  9. ^ Yang, Stephanie (6 August 2016). "Gold Is Hot This Year. So Are Fakes". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  10. ^ Cohen, Stefanie (14 September 2012). "The Coins That Make Big Money". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  11. ^ Zetlin, Minda (2 October 2019). "People have been making up to $100,000 off 'coin hunting'—here's how the highly unusual hobby works". CNBC. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  12. ^ Wilkerson, David B (6 September 2012). "How to follow the money in rare-coin collecting". Market Watch. Retrieved 24 August 2021.