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 award-winning blog, The Money Connoisseur, and watch his videos, Face Value: Investing in Metals and Money.
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