The Professional Coin Grading Service's ...
Official Guide to
This Is The Highly Sought After
This is a 100% Mint Copy of the highly sought after, Professional Coin Grading Service's Official Guide to Coin Grading And Counterfeit Detection First Edition! Mint copies of this book appearing anywhere are unheard of! Even those who own used copies sit back smugly with the knowledge they have a book that everybody wants and can't find. This is the book that many have been asking for after being disappointed by the low quality of the 2nd edition!
So What Is The Book All About?
For many veteran numismatists, the task of creating one book that would encompass every facet of coin grading and counterfeit detection seemed a formidable, near impossible proposition. Then came along the 1st edition of the Professional Coin Grading Service's Official Guide to Coin Grading And Counterfeit Detection -- that made the "near impossible" a reality. However, to the dismay of many -- the book quickly sold out and remained out of print for a number of years. Then a long anticipated 2nd edition became available but it turned out to be a second-rate-reduced-size-printed-on-cheap-paper version that many folks simply did not care for.
Now, we have acquired one case of the original 1997 1st edition from an old time book dealer who just found them when he was moving to new quarters. This book is the full size 8-1/2 x 11" format printed on heavy slick paper with many more color plates than the 2nd edition! In fact this version has 48 pages of full-color illustrations vs. the 16 reduced size pages in the 2nd edition! This version even has a coupon on the back page good for one free coin grading from PCGS!
This amazing one-of-a-kind guide virtually revolutionizes the coin collecting business. Here is a coin grading volume so complete and so advanced that it explains, illustrates, and, indeed, sets the standards for grading Mint State coins. Lavishly illustrated with photographs made possible only by state-of-the-art equipment, and with precise and meticulously accurate descriptions, this book heralds a new era for coin collectors. With this guide, you truly can grade coins like an expert. Inside, this spectacular reference reveals:
The standards for grading all U.S. coins, including Mint State coins.
The fundamentals of counterfeit detection, and how to spot altered coins, cast counterfeits, and die struck counterfeits.
The secrets of handling and storing your collection to preserve coin grades.
The language of the professional coin collector, complete with a comprehensive glossary of necessary terms and phrases.
Shown here are the standards of the Mint State grades illustrated by many stunning photographs from PCGS's custom-designed imaging system!
Quite Simply, in today's market,
a coin collector without this guide is at risk!
324 pages, 8-1/2x11" soft bound
(+ $3.65 postage)
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