Scott A. Travers

Scott A. Travers, president of Scott Travers Rare Coin Galleries, LLC, ranks as one of the most knowledgeable and influential coin dealers and advisers in the world. Scott is the author of seven best-selling books on coins, including The Insider’s Guide to U.S. Coin Values and The Coin Collector's Survival Manual. He is a former vice president of the American Numismatic Association, served as a coin-valuation consultant to the Federal Trade Commission and is a forceful consumer advocate for the coin-buying public. Scott is one of Bottom Line’s Featured Experts—follow his blog, The Money Connoisseur, and watch his videos, Face Value: Investing in Metals and Money.

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Ultimate Insider Secrets of Coin Dealing

These insider tips for coin collectors will help you avoid being taken advantage of when you’re investing in your next coin.

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Coin-Rating System at the Crossroads

The coin-ratings systems collectors have been using for decades suddenly have some serious competition, which is great news for collectors

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How to Get $9,000 for a 1965 Dime

The U.S. Mint mistakenly made some 1965 dimes out of silver. If you find one in your pocket or coin jar, it’s worth a lot. Here’s how to tell.

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Coin-Collecting Lingo Every Collector Should Know

Knowing the lingo of coin collecting can elevate you from swindler's mark to someone who literally knows what he’s talking about.

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Great Coin Collecting Gifts for Every Budget

These coin and currency collectibles will be treasured for generations, and many are very affordable.

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How to Examine a Collectible Coin—And Tell How Valuable It Is or Isn’t

A master coin dealer tells how you can look at any coin and unlock its secrets. You need this to be a smart coin collector.

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The Top 3 Coin-Market Myths

If you collect coins, you’ll surely hear these common falsehoods about them. Save yourself hassle—and money—by knowing the truth about coins.

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How to Store Your Coin Collection Safely

You want your coins to be both accessible and well-protected from theft and natural disasters. Here’s what to do—and not do.

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Why You Should Join a Coin-Collecting Club (And the Best to Join)

These coin collecting clubs are fantastic resources offering knowledge, contacts and access to rare and collectible coins.

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The Difference Between Coin Collectors and Investors—and How to Make Money as a Collector

Surprisingly, coin collectors often make better profits than coin investors. Here’s why—and how to combine the best of coin collecting and investing.

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The 3 Risks of Buying and Selling Valuable Coins…and Insider Strategies You Can Use to Handle Them

Buying, holding and selling coins all expose you to risk, but you can use these insider strategies to minimize risk and maximize your profit.

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Secrets of Profiting from US Gold Coins

Here’s how to make even more profit on US gold coins by knowing the metal content of specific coins, your dealer's markup, and when to buy and sell.

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Cleaning Your Coins Can Wipe Away Your Profits

In most cases, cleaning collectible coins does not make them more valuable—it actually makes them worth less.

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How You Can Get $300,000 for an Old Penny

The US Mint made a little mistake in 1943—creating pennies that today are worth big money.

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How to Convert Your Loose Change into a Silver Treasure Chest

U.S. dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollar coins from certain mint dates are worth much more than face value.

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What Is My Coin Worth? (It Could Be a Lot!)

Just because a coin is old doesn’t mean it's valuable, while some newer coins sell at high prices. Here, three key factors that determine a coin’s value.

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Before Buying a Gold Coin…What You Need to Know

Buyer beware if you want to buy gold American Eagle coins. The two questions you need answered when buying gold coins…

Collectibles

Meet the Expert: Scott Travers

In this video, Bottom Line Inc. President Sarah Hiner introduces noted coin collector and precious metals expert Scott Travers. Mr.…

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Beware of these Coin-Collecting Scams!

In this video, Scott Travers, gold and rare coin expert and author, discusses coin-collecting scams and what to be aware of when purchasing from a dealer.

Hobbies

Beachcombing with a Metal Detector for Fun and Profit

In this video, Scott Travers, gold and rare coin expert and author, says that this can be a worthwhile hobby, with a few caveats...