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Beth Deisher

Cash In Your Coins is the official web site and exclusive online source for purchasing autographed books by Beth Deisher.

The books are Cash In Your Coins: Selling the Rare Coins You’ve Inherited, Making the Grade – A Comprehensive Grading Guide for U.S. Coins, and Coin World Almanac, Eighth Edition.

Cash In Your Coins, 1st Edition, was published in June 2013. Named the top investment book of 2013 by the Numismatic Literary Guild, it is fast disappearing from retail shelves. The 2nd Edition was published September 13, 2014, and is now available. Like the 1st edition, it helps guide people who have virtually no knowledge about rare coins but who are seeking to value or sell coins they have inherited or have found. It focuses on identifying  your coins, how the grade of your coin affects its value, how to use coin  price guides to determine the current market value of your coin, and strategies for selling your coin. Whether you have some old silver dollars, Indian Head pennies, Buffalo nickels or other collectible U.S. coins, Beth’s book will provide you with information and insight to help you confidently prepare for talking with and dealing with potential buyers. The 2nd Edition provides updated market information and a new, 16-page chapter devoted to taxes applicable to collectibles. (They are taxed differently from other types of property!) Written by Beth Deisher.

Beth Deisher wrote all three editions of Making the Grade. The Third Edition,  provides color pictures and grading information on every U.S. coin series produced since the U.S. Mint began making coins for circulation in 1793. No matter what condition (grade) your coin happens to be, you can use the pictures and information in Making the Grade to determine your coin’s grade, which is an essential factor in determining its value.

Coin World Almanac, Eighth Edition, contains more facts about money — both coins and paper money — than virtually any other single book available. For nearly 50 years, collectors and trivia buffs have turned to the Coin World Almanac as their “answer” book. In addition to writing four chapters, Beth Deisher served as coordinating editor of the Eighth Edition and supervised four previous editions.

Prior to her retirement in April 2012, Beth for 27 years was editor of Coin World, the world’s largest and most widely circulated news weekly specializing in coverage of collectible coins, medals, paper money, exonumia and any item once used as money.

She joined the Coin World staff in 1981 as news editor and also served as executive editor before being tapped to lead the editorial team in 1985. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Beth began her career as a feature writer with the Ledger-Star in Norfolk, Va., and later served as a copy editor for the afternoon daily. Her first foray into specialized publications was as communications specialist with the Virginia Education Association, where she served as editor of the VEA News and features editor of the Virginia Journal of Education. During her tenure at VEA she also produced educational films and radio broadcasts. She returned to daily newspapers in 1977 as news editor of the Sidney (OH) Daily News before joining Coin World.

Beth is the founding editor of three numismatic magazines – Coin Values, Paper Money Values and WorldWide Coins – published by Amos Hobby Publishing. She was also founding editor of Coin World’s Guide to U.S. Coins, Prices & Value Trends book published annually from 1989 through 2014.

In August 2013 Beth was inducted into the Numismatic Hall of Fame. She is a Fellow of the American Numismatic Society and a member of its Board of Trustees. She holds memberships in many state, regional and national numismatic organizations, including the American Numismatic Association. She is the recipient of the ANA’s Glen Smedley Award and has received two ANA Presidential Awards. In 2010 she received the ANA’s highest honor, the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award for distinguished service in numismatics. She was awarded the Numismatic Literary Guild’s Clemy Award in 1995 and received the Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for journalistic excellence in 2006. She is also the recipient of the Florida United Numismatists’ A. J. Vinci Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Education, the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists’ Frank Gasparro Award, and the Central States Numismatic Society’s Medal of Merit. In 2016 she was named a Numismatic Ambassador.

Beth Deisher is a frequently sought speaker for educational forums for local, state, regional, and national coin shows. Since 2009 many of her presentations have been devoted to calling attention to the growing menace of Chinese counterfeits of U.S. coins entering the marketplace. She team-taught a two-day class at the 2009 ANA Summer Seminar on counterfeit coins and at the 2009 ANA World’s Fair of Money. In 2013 she was a member of the distinguished “Legends Team” that focused on numismatic publishing during a weeklong ANA Summer Seminar course.

During her tenure as Coin World’s editor she often served as a hobby spokesperson for the general media, with interviews in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angles Times, and Forbes magazine. She was interviewed by NBC’s Today Show, Dateline NBC, CBS News, ABC News Tonight, FOX News, Ohio Educational TV, National Public Radio, BBC Radio in London and dozens of local radio stations in various parts of the United States.

Beth has also been called as an expert witness to provide testimony at five Congressional hearings. In the late 1980s she testified before both the Senate Banking Committee and House Banking Coinage Subcommittee advocating a change in designs for the nation’s circulating coinage. On July 12, 1995, she was the lead witness to testify at a House subcommittee hearing where she cited abuses in the U.S. commemorative coin program and was the first to call for a circulating commemorative program.  Legislation resulting from that hearing led to reforms in the U.S. commemorative coin program and also to the 10-year 50-State Quarters program. In 2010 she testified as an expert witness regarding needed changes in the marketing of silver, gold, and platinum bullion coins produced by the United States Mint.

In 2001 Ohio Gov. Bob Taft appointed Beth to the 11-member Ohio State Quarter Committee, which coordinated an out-reach program that resulted in the public submitting some 7,200 design ideas for Ohio’s quarter. The committee narrowed the field and recommended the Pioneers of Aviation design selected by the governor and approved by the Secretary of the Treasury for use on the Ohio quarter issued in 2002. She also served on a special committee appointed by the governor to recommend the design that was selected for use on Ohio’s 2003 Bicentennial medal.

Beth continues to write a column for Coin World titled “From the Memory Bank.” Published monthly, it takes you behind the headlines, providing insight and brings to light some of the facts and deeds that never before made it into print.

Deisher Enterprises, LLC is the parent company of CashInYourCoins-Book.com and is located in Sylvania, Ohio.