Collectors have a lot of questions. Publishers have a lot of answers.
The challenge is both sides meeting in a manner that is useful to both.
I keep a copy of Coin Digest on my desk because it proves itself useful to me over and over again.
With information as basic as mintage figures, you might remember that the 1909-S VDB is scarcer than the 1914-D, but do you remember the actual numbers?
How about prices?
The 1909-S VDB starts out with higher values in lower grades than the 1914-D, but by the time you reach MS-60, the 1914-D price is higher.
With thousands of coins and tens of thousands of prices, a reference guide becomes vital.
And the front chapters provide useful tips on grading, buying and selling and storing your coins properly.
There is even a convenient short history of the Mint to refresh your memory of the high points.
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