IOLA, Wis. (June 29, 2010) -- In recent years, the state quarter program and rise of Internet coin trading has created increased demand for modern commemorative coins. Author Eric Jordan describes the process by which collectors and investors can find correctly-priced coins of this nature in his new book, Modern Commemorative Coins, now available from Krause Publications.
"Moderns are the fastest-growing segment of the coin market, and to date there has been a lack of resource materials aimed specifically at serving the interest and needs of this market," said KP Numismatics editorial director Debbie Bradley, a contributing editor on the book. "Modern Commemorative Coins arms collectors with the tools they need to predict future rarities, identify key dates for each type of modern, and price the coins in their collection."
Modern Commemorative Coins will show readers how to:
-Include modern coins in their self-directed IRA.
-Include numismatic investments as part of their estate plan.
-Select coins for purchase that have the best chance of increasing in value.
For more information visitwww.shopnumismaster.com/product/modern-commemorative-coins/us-coins. For a review copy, contact Grace Proctor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author Eric Jordan began collecting coins at age 10, and worked as a coin grader for Palmetto Galleries in Columbia, S.C., while attending college. In the 1990s he changed his collecting focus to more affordable modern issues. To make correct buying choices he studied weekly sales figures from the U.S. Mint, eventually authoring a paper titled "The Case for Key Date Moderns," which has been downloaded more than 5,000 times at www.coinresource.com.
About Krause Publications
Krause Publications, based in Iola, Wis., is the world's largest publisher of leisure-time periodicals and books on collectibles, sewing and quilting, hunting, and construction. Chet Krause, a long-time collector of coins, published the first issue of Numismatic News on Oct. 13, 1952, with nearly 1,000 readers. Today, Krause Publications, owned by F+W Media, offers more than 40 periodicals, 10 hobby shows, 750 reference and how-to books, and web properties such as NumisMaster.com, the online coin price database.