The Official Guide to Coin Grading and Counterfeit Detection, 2nd Edition

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THE GUIDE THAT EXPLAINS, ILUSTRATES, AND SETS THE STANDARD FOR GRADING UNITED STATES COINS

The world's largest and most prestigious coin grading organization has created an amazing, one-of-a-kind guide that reveals its grading and authentication secrets. From the introduction:

"By furnishing a simple yet detailed guide to grading coins, PCGS has made it easy to understand the number that appears on a grading holder. Reading this book will make you an expert."
– Jay W. Johnson, Former Director, United States Mint


This book illustrates and explains with precise descriptions and digital images how you can determine the exact condition of a coin. Here is a coin grading volume so complete that—like its author, PCGS—it indeed sets the standard for grading coins. Inside this illustrated guide you will find:

· The standards for grading all United States coins, including precise definitions of Mint State and circulated grades

· An all-new section on how to grade America's 50-State quarters

· The fundamentals of counterfeit detection

· The secrets of handling and storing your collection

· State-of-the-art techniques used to recognize 'doctored' coins

· Over 600 detailed illustrations

This detailed guide is the only book on the market that encompases so many facets of coin grading and counterfeit detection.

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What an undertaking this book was -- 48 pages of gorgeous color, spectacular black-and-white images throughout, the grading standards of the Professional Coin Grading Service published in a book for the first time -- this is truly the book no serious coin collector can do without! I worked with the top names in coin grading on this one, and I basically had to just sit back and marvel at their expertise. This was a challenge to produce, but an incredible achievement.
-- Randy Ladenheim-Gil, Editor, House of Collectibles

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