This is two books combined into one. Book one is all about a Rational Investment Strategy. It covers subjects like: Compounded Interest, Inflation, Currencies, Devaluation, Taxation, Gold, Invest Alternatives and Investment Strategy. Book two covers Investors & Numismatics. It has chapters on: Silver, Gold, Bullion Coins, Semi-Bullion Coins, Scarce and rare Coins. Although this book was written back in 1981 the basics for good sound investing are the same. The books we are offering are all NEW but because of the gold foil cover they do show some friction marks from rubbing against each other. Besides, it's the information whiten the covers that's most important not how the cover looks. The book has been out of print for quite a few years and except for a few worn-out used copies being offered you just don't see ones in new condition.