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By Neil S. Berman, Ron Guth
Can't make heads or tails out of coin amassing?
You want Coin accumulating For Dummies, 2d Edition, the treasure trove on info on numismatics. This hands-on consultant escorts you thru the world's oldest pastime, aiding you opt which kind of cash you need to acquire, maintain your assortment in mint situation, purchase and promote cash on the web, locate attention-grabbing coin indicates to wait, and gather and diversify an outstanding assortment.
The objective of this enjoyable, easy-to-access advisor is to show you right into a world-class coin collector in as little time as attainable. You'll examine what cash can educate you approximately background and geography, boost organizational and observational abilities, and discover ways to use analytical instruments, all with out occasion considering it. And you'll study the fundamentals approximately old cash, U.S. cash, global cash, and the wild-and-wooly stuff that truly will get your numismatic juices flowing.
Discover how to:
• begin your assortment correctly
• review cash utilizing age, situation, rarity, and more
• purchase attention-grabbing cash with no breaking the bank
• find infrequent and dear coins
• Get savvy approximately keeping off fakes
• Get the total kin thinking about your collection
• increase a purchasing strategy
• fresh and deal with cash safely
• hold your assortment safe at domestic and at the road
• examine tokens, medals, and miscellaneous coins
• Create whole collections of copper, nickel, silver, or gold U.S. coins
When it involves numismatics, Coin accumulating For Dummies, 2d Edition is true at the funds!
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Instead of using nails, small discs or round pieces of any kind of metal are used. They may beef any shape-round, scalloped, leaf-shaped or semi-circles, and put on one overlapping the preceding, so when finished they may present the appearance of scales of a fish; hence the name Scale work. Any kind of material may be used-brass, iron, copper, German silver, white metal, and these several materials if used alternately have a charming effect, forming really artistic decoration. Work of this kind can be done with waste material cuttings, odd pieces that can be obtained at small cost from any dealer, tin man, or metalworker.
The file may be any ordinary file; it is for the purpose of removing roughness or inequality likely to prevent a smooth joint being made. Spirits of salts is again misnamed; for in reality it is an acid-hydrochloric acid-and what is known as “killed spirits " is really a solution of chloride of zinc. Procure a small quantity of the hydrochloric acid and place it in a small earthen jar or pot, and put into it a few small scraps of zinc, which must be perfectly clean. The acid will at once act on the zinc part of it, uniting with the metal, thus forming the chloride of zinc.
First from six hoops of round wire of medium strength, or, if preferred, square iron strips one eighth of an inch in width. One of these hoops for the top, one for the bottom, and four for the cylinder. Metal Working Techniques. 34 Decorative Metal Work. The bottom may be of thin wood, bound with one of the rings and made fast to the lower edge of the cylinder. The top should be fastened to the upper edge, with one piece of ribbon to act as a hinge. Opposite the hinge may be a bow to act as a handle to lift the lid by.