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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publ (July 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440212899
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440212895
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,039,664 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Eric Jordan started collecting classic coins when he was 10. He worked as a coin grader for Palmetto Galleries in Columbia, S.C., in college during the mid-1980s. He authored a paper, "The Case for Key Date Moderns," which he placed on the Internet at coinresource.com. It has been downloaded more than 5,000 times.

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Easy to understand, lots of great pics.
C. West
He declares that if the U.S. Mint struck a coin and put a denomination on it, the collectible market will value it.
The Creative Investor
If you are a modern coin collector of gold, silver, and/or platinum coins, this is a must own book.
T. Zubrod

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By C. West on July 10, 2010
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This book is a GREAT guide to collecting modern coins, showing you how to make investments in new Mint issues of gold, silver, and platinum that will have extraordinary future potential value and significance. The author gives his primary recommendations for picking the coins that will be the valuable and profitable keys of the future.

Very good, hard-to-find information on gold eagles, gold buffalos, platinum eagles, and changing reverse coins. Easy to understand, lots of great pics. Get it!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By John on July 20, 2010
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A great summation of the final mintages from the US mint in regards to gold, silver, and platinum commemorative coin issues.

If your into coins as a hobby and/or an investment this is the book that sheds light on why pricing turned out the way it did for both moderns and the classic coin series.

The well written and fact based analogy of why some coins increased greatly in value will carry over into the future coin issues as well, and in collectibles in general imo. Information regarding other areas of collection planning and liquidation are also discussed.

The wording and graphs are easy to understand, the tables are well organized, the type is easy to read, and the paper quality is great.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Creative Investor on September 11, 2011
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Eric Jordan introduces the idea of U.S. silver, gold and platinum "bullion" coins as being collectible coins. If you are a collector of classic coins wondering whether the current U.S. Mint outpouring has any value, this is the book for you. It is a worthwhile addition to a coin investor's library. To start off, Jordan discusses what makes a coin valuable. His ranking of mint state and proof type coin populations which includes commemorative and bullion coins is worth serious inspection.

Jordan makes strong arguments for investing in bullion coins if you focus on low mintage strikes. He especially likes those coins where the reverse side changes from year to year while the obverse side stays the same. Jordan bases his case on the fact Morgan Dollars were created to utilize the silver being mined in the 19th century United States even though there was no need or desire for them to be circulated. He declares that if the U.S. Mint struck a coin and put a denomination on it, the collectible market will value it. This reveals why the American Arts Medals stuck by the mint and sold through the U.S. Postal Service are ignored orphans (and ignored in this book as well) - no denominations. Yet, with the price of gold rising, American Arts Medals have become good investments simply because of their bullion content.

The title of this book is misleading. The term "modern commemorative coins" normally refers to coins minted since 1982 as opposed to the classic period of 1892-1954. Given the subtitle of "Invest Today - Profit Tomorrow," I was expecting a review of the investment potential of the various 1982 to date commemorative coins.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By radiomin on November 1, 2010
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This is an excellent book. As a newbie to coin hobby, I had my (more than) fair share of rip off. There are sharks out there to rip you apart. Eric shows you how you can avoid those pit falls.

All coin experts will say you have to learn how to grade coin. In reality, it is very hard to achieve the same level as a dealer. (unless you spend first a couple years only learn how to grade coins without buying a single coin). Buying mint products will eliminate most of the risks involved with grading. However, you need to know which coin to buy from mint. This is the must have book if you want to do that.

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By T. Zubrod on July 20, 2010
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If you are a modern coin collector of gold, silver, and/or platinum coins, this is a must own book. The author, Eric Jordan, has done all the hard for you and gives you wonderful advice to profit from key coins/series. Hard to find mintage numbers of all modern coins are listed and is easy to read and understand.
Highly recommended for someone who is just getting started or a long time coin collector!
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