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Grading Assistant II - second generation of our software to assist you in grading coins.

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Grading Assistant II - coin grading software $49.95

The Grading Assistant is a comprehensive tool to assist you with grading United States coins. It contains over 600 color images of US coins at various grades along with text to assist you.

Grading Assistant II takes a different approach than previous guides providing more direct guidance on how to approach coin grading, both for coins for which pictures are provided and also other coins such as foreign and modern issues. It also provides more direct information on what specifically to look for with respect to adjacent grades.

Delivery is via the internet, you will receive an email with a download link and installation keycode. This will normally occur within 1 business day, but if your order is placed prior to January 12, the links will be supplied on that date.


    for Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 - all versions



    for Mac OS/X 10.10 and above (Yosemite)


  • Over 600 images of professionally graded coins
  • Uncirculated grading section annotated by an expert grader illustrates reasons copper, gold and silver coins were assigned various uncirculated grades
  • Grading procedure checklist walks you through steps of grading any coin
  • Grading text highlights differences between adjacent grades for each coin type
  • General information on grading US Coins
  • Works either standalone or in conjunction with the Collector's Assistant.

Notes: images for recent issues are only provided at uncirculated grades for the purpose of assessing percent of design preservation as generally there is not a market need to discriminate circulated grades for these issues (Presidents Dollars, State Quarters, etc.)

Coin Collector's Survival Manual $34.95   

Based on Scott Travers landmark book, this interactive edition covers all aspects of coin collecting and is an essential item for collectors of all experience levels.

Key Benefits

Two books in one - The Coin Collector's Survival Manual® SIXth Edition now incorporates the content of How to Make Money in Coins Right Now, along with a thorough update of his consumer protection handbook.

Topic include:


  • Unexpected changes in grading standards since 2003.
  • Know when to buy and sell - and when not to.
  • Buy coins through internet auctions-avoid the pitfalls.
  • How the popular registry set programs have changed the numismatic market.
  • Extraordinary insights and secrets of crack-outs and getting lucrative upgrades from third-party grading services.
  • Detecting altered, counterfeit and "doctored" coins.
  • Comprehensive discussuions by leading experts about taxes and tax consequences on buying and selling numismatic items, including record keeping, estate planning secrets, retirement plans and in-kind exchanges.
  • Exposing the pitfalls and avoiding the dangers of ignorance when buying coins through online auctions.
  • How to capitalize on the gyrations of gold prices when buying collectible gold coins. What coins you should buy when gold is moving up, and how to minimize losses when gold prices are falling.
  • Security issues now facing collectors and investors after 9/11 and natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina.
  • Detecting altered, counterfeit and "doctored" coins.

New - the Coin Collector's Survival Manual now works with the Coin Collector's Assistant (V8) and may be accessed from its Collector Tools menu.


Special features available only on the interactive edition include

  • Grading Service calculator
  • Crackout calculator
  • Bullion calculator for gold and silver coins
  • Grading Timeline
  • Coin Viewing Animation
  • Image Gallery of special coins with educational content


Top 100 Morgan Varieties $34.95

Based on the book by Michael Fey and Jeff Oxman (new 4th Edition) this interactive works provides high resolution images of the Top 100 Morgan varieties (overdates, die breaks, doublings, etc) including graphic overlays to assist you in identifying these valuable coins. Also includes the full text of the guide.

  • Learn the rarest, most popular and deisrable Morgan Varieties
  • Identify Morgan Varieties at shows
  • Values of key varieties
  • Estimates of rarity
  • CD Edition contains high resolution, high quality images, presented at several levels of magnification with graphics overlays
  • Tabular presentation of values
  • Census information
  • Search for varieties by type
  • May be accessed from the Coin Collector's Assistant - Version 8 Collector Tools menu. Top 100 Morgan Varieties may be added to your catalogued collections.

Bullion Value Analyzer $29.95

A tool for analyzing bullion value holdings and their potential growth

  • Preloaded database of precious metal content for many numismatic items
  • User may extend database and include non numismatic items as well
  • User entered transaction parameters such as markups/markdowns
  • Shipping, storage and insurance costs
  • Estimates of rarity
  • What if analysis as spot prices change