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Pleasure and Profit: 100 Lessons for Building and Selling a Collection of Rare Coins
Longtime collector Robert W. Shippee dissects how, twenty years ago, he got serious about building a collection of rare coins, gradually and carefully assembled the Waccabuc Collection, and later sold its half cents through double eagles. He tells the story "warts and all" --- from creating ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published January 13th 2015 by Whitman Publishing
(first published August 20th 2014)
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I purchased this book with the intention of reading through it before reading the recently released 2nd edition. The content was insightful and informative and though I may never reach the level of collecting he achieved, I am now educated in the blunders to avoid (some I knew, others I didn’t) and wisdom to follow on my own collecting journey. Overall, a must read for beginners. It will save them a LOT of money to read this one book before purchasing their first rate coin. For the intermediate ...more
In the 1990s, Robert W. Shippee started building a complete type set of U.S. coins that he named the Waccabuc Collection. He then sold it at auction at Stack's Bowers Galleries in November 2007, the same year he completed it. This book is about that collection. There is a section that describes every coin in the collection along with some information about the purchase of most of them. At the beginning of each coin's part, you see the description written by Stacks in their auction catalog. Next ...more