The interest in rare coins is blossoming as more people discover coin collecting. People love a good treasure hunt, and what better excursion than a search for rare coins. With the State quarter program bringing greater attention to error coins and their potentially higher value, there’s a growing awareness of the historically rich and potentially profitable world of rare coins.
In his new book Profitable Coin Collecting, David L. Ganz, past president of the American Numismatic Association, discusses the insight and impact gained from the trusted Salomon Brothers survey, reviews grading identifiers for the more common of the rare issues and offers sound advice and statistical evidence for planning rare coin investments.
“If you’re like many people, you want to start investing in coins right now,” writes Ganz, a senior partner in the law firm of Ganz & Hollinger, P.C., New York. “You also want to know which coins are easiest to buy and sell, and recognizing that past performance is no guarantee of future results, you want to know which coins have been the top performers over the last half century.”
In the last half of the book Ganz explores the time-will-tell philosophy of predicting coin values by examining pricing history for a historic selection of America’s rare coins, including the 1838-O half dollar, 1946-P war nickel and 1933 Thomas Jefferson silver dollar, among others.
Priced at $19.99, this book is the first step in making savvy investments, and is available for purchase online at www.krausebooks.com and booksellers nationwide.