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Official ANA Grading and Standards Guide (Official American Numismatic Association Grading Standards for United States Coins) Paperback – December, 1996

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Product Details

  • Series: Official American Numismatic Association Grading Standards for United States Coins
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Books; 5 edition (December 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307090973
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307090973
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #160,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 8, 1999
This book is one of the finest if not the very best tool avaliable today, not only to collectors but dealers as well. I strognly reccomed the purcahse and use of this book. Keeping in mind that you must pay close attention to the details for accurate grading.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Neil on May 15, 2002
How many times have you heard a dealer say, "shine it up and it'll be BU?" If you're like me, you've seen the questionable grading standards of some dealers. Having a guide like this is absolutely essential if you're going to be spending money on coins. Being able to grade coins well is as essential to the hobby as buying the coin.
This guide has more information that simply what to look for in grading coinage. It has information on the history of the hobby, how to detect cleaning and other alterations, what the key areas are to look for in coins, and some other useful articles.
Grading coins is both art and science and you'll find even experts grading the same coin differently. But with a book like this you can have a basis of comparison. The only thing I wish the book had is more color photography of each grade/coin. But that's what the book Photograde is for...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mitchell A. Guin on December 19, 2009
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This product has payed for it self already, not only in helping me to grade my own coins but in teaching me the different ways coins are graded with illistrations. I really learned alot.
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By Dan J on October 5, 2012
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This is not the most recent copy of this book but it's still worth having. The newer version makes extensive use of photos but this book has great descriptions that are lacking in most of the newer grading books. The descriptions in this book have often helped me in grading coins that are on the edge of a grade and could be either one grade or another.
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Official ANA Grading and Standards Guide Official American Numismatic. you must get this book to learn how to grade coins. will Help you find a way to see how it is done with 1000's of things to look for.
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This is an absolute must-have for any collector or dealer. Learn to do your own grading! The book is well organized and easy to read. I consider it a necessity.
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