Five Star Reviews:
"A NICE GUIDE FOR INVESTORS..."
"I enjoyed the book, it's a nice guide for investors new to the gold coin market, I think. Athough it's no surpise that a book written by the president of a large coin dealer outlines the merits of investing in collectible gold coins, Smith provides valuable ground rules for investors considering this asset class. The book includes a description of the collectible coin market, tips on what to look for in a coin dealer, and a helpful introduction to investing in gold coins or gold bullion. You can preview portions of the book on the Internet."
--ROB PEEBLES, Editor, The Prudent Bear
"A VERY GOOD SURVEY ... INTENSE, WHIMSICAL, VERY PROMISING."
"There’s another America coming---and it’s the old one. The one that valued gold before it valued the dot.commers. Gold has always proven to have value, while our modern economy is filled with profitless investments. Author Craig Smith is the founder and CEO of Swiss America Trading Corporation, gives economic analysis on national television, believes passionately in gold and U.S. coin markets. Just say no to debt, advises Smith—say yes to “a solid foundation of historic U.S. gold and silver coins.” The different sorts of gold - bullion, coins. Collectibles (coins), or as Will Rogers once said, “Buy land, they aren’t making it anymore!” U.S. rare coin cycles and the excellent opportunities in U.S. gold commemoratives, with the success story of John Jay Pittman who bought gold coins over a lifetime and his collection resulted in a “a 30,000 percent growth.” Global trends. Quite a few testimonials about coins from various folks. In the back of the book are quotes worth thinking about, particularly for the accumulation of wealth and its prime characteristics - caution, investigation, realistic expectations. And printed out- fully -are the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution. Invest with Swiss America? “I am absolutely and thoroughly convinced that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” This is a very good survey indeed on the workings of our modern economy and the advantages of owing gold commemorative coins. Smith is an ardent writer, intense, whimsical, and very promising."
-THE BOOK READER, Spring/Summer 2002
"I AGREE ... ACQUIRE U.S. COMMEMORATIVE GOLD..."
"If misadventures in the stock market have discouraged you - you may be interested in reading "Rediscovering Gold in the 21st Century." The subject is rare U.S gold coins and the wisdom of collecting them. The book deals with a number of caveats, emphasizes risks and recommendations in choosing a dealer from whom to purchase. I do agree with the recommendation to acquire U.S. Gold Commemorative issues before 1926."
--ED QUAGLIANA, "Coins & Stamps" column, Chester County Living, PA
"...DON'T PASS THIS BOOK UP!"
"Once you pick up this informative book, you will be hard pressed to put it down. If you are a gold coin collector, or always wanted to know more about gold coins - whether for enjoyment or investment purposes - don't pass this book up! It is one you will be well satisfied with..."
--EDWARD MOSCHETTI, President, World Proof Numismatic Assoc.
"AN INSTANT CLASSIC!"
"Crisp, concise - an instant classic! Rediscovering Gold in the 21st Century announces the beginning of a new ‘golden era.’ Craig's financial advice is like 24-karat gold - tested and pure. I've trusted Mr. Smith with a portion of my assets over the last decade and I suggest that you consider doing the same over the next decade.”
- PAT BOONE, Entertainer
"LISTEN TO HIS ADVICE NOW..."
“Craig Smith was 'the voice of one crying in the wilderness' he predicted the tech-wreck was coming on my program back in 1999. The best advice I can give to my listeners and to you: listen to his advice now, before you lose another dollar.”
-WARREN DUFFY- Host, Live From LA, KKLA
"In down-to-earth language, Craig Smith guides you through alternative markets that are not dependent upon the whims of Wall Street. The book is full of techniques and strategies that will help you build wealth even as the economy falters."
-Armstrong Williams - Host, The Right Side
"ALL NEED TO READ THIS!"
"We the people ALL need to read this book! It is loaded with excellent historical quotes on money that clearly explains both our modern, controlled economy AND how to reestablish a truly free market... one person at a time!"
-Roger Fredinburg, host, The Roger Fredinburg Show, Talk Radio Network
"THE MESSAGE OF ECONOMIC ACCOUNTABILITY..."
"This book is the perfect educational tool because it presents the contrast between modern economic/investment myths (based on debt) with historic economic truths (based on gold)... in plain english. I recommend this book because the time has come to take the message of economic accountability to the masses, not just those on the fringe or the mass media gatekeepers who keep trying to ignore GATA."
-BILL MURPHY, Chairman, GATA.org
"A new book about investing in gold coins is now available. REDISCOVERING GOLD IN THE 21ST CENTURY by Craig R. Smith offers a short history of gold...discusses rare coin cycles, U.S. Gold Commemorative coins, global economic trends and the merits of bullion vs. rare coins..."
Most Recent Reviews:
6-1-02 - "IT'S MORE THAN JUST GOLD & SILVER"
"I'm new to coins ... gold, silver and precious metals and the book did a good job of explaining why they are valuable. Especially I liked interview where Pat Boone was talking to some of the [Swiss America] people and I was actually reading from some of the people I was talking to. Just reading about the owner, I'm atuned with him and understand where he is coming from - his conservative values, his Christian values - and it just made me more confortable knowing that he is in charge. Knowing that he has sponsored other things, like the True-Wealth Web site, where it's more than just silver and gold - and that impressed me. That's the kind of people I want to do business with ... and hopefully it will lead to more."
-TOM J., Terre Haute, IN
5/15/02 - "A GREAT BOOK!
"A GREAT BOOK! ... did very well as far as education is concerned."
-SCOTT REIKER, San Diego, CA
5/13/02 - "Well-written!"
"Well-written! Keeps your attention from start to finish ... authoritative ... very good information."
-TODD FLYNN, Salt Lake City, UT
11-27-01 - "READ IT AND YOU MAY PROSPER, IGNORE IT..."
"Rediscovering Gold In the 21st Century gives sound, practical reasons why everyone should own gold and silver coins. This book should be required reading for everyone who cares about their finances and/or who wants to get a basic understanding of economics. Read it and you may prosper; ignore it and your finances may perish."
-Jerry V., Medford, OR
11-1-01 - "I RECOMMEND IT HIGHLY TO ANYONE..."
"I finished the book "Rediscovering Gold in the 21st Century" and loved it. Honestly, I knew our government has done some things that limited our freedoms, but didn't know how far reaching these things went. Wonderful book. I recommend it highly to anyone intersted in owning a little bit of "Freedom and American History", especially in these times."
-Tony C., Santa Ana, CA
REPLY: Thanks Tony for your book review. Freedom is a hot topic right now, but
sadly most people are fuzzy on the real meaning of it. To me, true freedom means
being restrained from doing wrong, but being left alone to do what is right. In
America today "freedom" means just being left alone to do whatever you want.
However, the truth is an absolute, not relative. The Bible speaks of a "perfect law
of liberty" in James 1:25, which conforms to God's laws and restrains
lawlessness. Only a godly culture can establish true freedom, because true liberty
and freedom is born from within. God bless you!
10-3-01 - "YOUR BOOK IS EXCELLENT"
Your book is excellent. When it came in the mail I opened it first and read all of Chapter 1 before I put it down. Since then, I've read portions of all the chapters and will finish it when the winter weather comes. I have little to invest now, but I will keep Swiss America in my thoughts when I do have funds to invest. Thank you (and your publisher) for sending the book.
- Leon I., Coquille, OR
REPLY: Thank you Leon for your kind review. I'm always glad to hear when
my readers are unable to put the book down. The subject of gold
investing is gaining more attention than I could have imagined just a
few months ago. You bring up a good point in your letter - that although
you have "little to invest" now, the book is still relevant to your
future plans. The Swiss America team is here to help you any time.
9-29-01 - "... A RARE BOOK"
"There are many books which show me investment techniques but few books which give me a good perspective on investments. Craig Smith's "Rediscovering Gold in the 21st Century" gave me a really great perspective not only on investments, but also on America's money system. This book is a rare book (read: best book) about rare coins and gold!
-Jung-Won P., Los Angeles, CA
REPLY: Your review is music to my ears Jung-Won. Understanding the
history of America's money system has never been more important than it
is today. Many Americans are suffering from broken dreams because they
never considered the downside of market speculation. The key is
understanding the difference between true investment (long term) and
speculation (short term). Today's investors are looking for a market
they can have confidence in and I'm proud of the performance of gold and
rare coins during these uncertain times. I'm also proud those who will
learn the critical lessons of diversification from my book ... and then
share it with family and friends.
9-11-01 - "...AN EYE-OPENING ADVENTURE..."
"Rediscovering Gold in the 21st Century" is an eye-opening adventure into the bewildering world of finance for those of us who have almost lost their way wandering thro' the forests of this confusing financial planet. Thank you for writing this book and giving me the opportunity to read it and consider the implications contained within the commemorative and rare coin passages."
-MARY B., Chico, CA
9-10-01 "...BE READY TO BE SHOCKED."
Free Markets 101, Absolutely the best investment book I've ever read! Forget everything you thought you knew about money and investing and be ready to be shocked. This book not only contains excellent investment information, but more importantly describes the current state of our nations money system and where things have gone painfully wrong. A must read! Thanks Craig!!
-JT, Minneapolis, MN
REPLY: Thank you very much for your kind summary of the book. As you mentioned
understanding the money system
is becoming more important every day as Americans learn the virtues of personal responsibility in
the economic realm. I
hope the book serves as a catalyst to move the reader from information - to knowledge - to wisdom
- the correct
understanding and application of knowledge. Regarding the "shocked" aspect. Mark Twain hit it on
the head, "The truth
is stranger than fiction." Perhaps a smart TV producer will move on it - after all, as the old
hillbilly said, "It ain't so much
of not knowin, as it is, knowing what ain't so."
09/10/01 - "...REMINDS ME OF MY FREEDOMS..."
"Thank you for this fine book. There are a lot of well-researched facts. The biggest thing I appreceiate is the history of gold coins and the Declaration of Independence, Consititution and Bill of Rights to refer back to and remind me of what my freedoms are all about."
-KURT B., Clearfield, UT
REPLY: You are welcome. Understanding true freedom is a high calling to
which all Americans should aspire. To some, freedom means having nothing
left to lose... to others, it means having the right to choose. To me,
economic freedom means having the right to learn, earn, save and give the fruit
of my labor to my family, church and community.
8/29/01 - "...BOOK RECONFIRMED WHAT I BELIEVED TRUE."
"Rediscovering Gold helped reconfirm what I already believed to be true about our economic system. The book is easy to read and comprehensive."
-Mrs. B. Armstrong, Lansing, MI
REPLY: Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad to hear that the book
resonates with your personal discernment about our present economic
system and what to do about it.
8/29/01 - "ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MADE IT CLEAR"
"From front page to back, this is great! Especially the illustration with Abbott and Costello which finally made it clear just how our debt and credit system really works. I've studied micro-economics in the past and I can say this book is true to life - not just theories. It reminded me that paper money is just that... paper! Thanks for stimulating my mind again on economics."
-ELIZABETH G., Quebec, Canada - School Teacher
REPLY: You are welcome. I too found Abbot and Costello's skit from the
movie "Buck Privates" bothe entertaining and educational. Regarding
paper money... I remember an interview I did with Dr. John Avanzini, a
noted economic teacher, when he said that he's seen rooms wallpapered
with worthless stock certificates, bonds and paper money, but has yet to
see a room wallpapered with worthless gold."
8/29/01 - "BOOK IS PUT TOGETHER WELL!"
"I appreciate your sending me a review copy of Rediscovering Gold. Congratulations on the effort and achievement, it is put together well and illustrated beautifully."
-BREEANN B., San Diego, CA, Pre-Med student
REPLY: Most of the thanks for this review goes to the editor/publisher,
David Bradshaw and the illustrator, Cliff Vaughn. As for the effort and
achievement...it is true that this book was two decades in the making
and I'm already working on additions for the second printing.
8/29/01 - "A WORTHWHILE & INTERESTING BOOK, MAKING ONE THINK..."
"Rediscovering Gold in the 21st Century by Craig R. Smith is a worthwhile and interesting book - making one think of our past and of possible situations in the future. I am happy to see our Founding documents in the book... thank you for letting me review it."
-JAMES O., Yucca Valley, CA
REPLY: You are right, economics is both worthwhile and interesting.
Reflecting on the past represents the major difference between raw
information, knowledge and wisdom. "The future belongs to those
prepared for it," according to strategist Dennis Peacocke."
8/12/01 - "...IF I HAD KNOWN..."
"Rediscovering Gold is an informative volume that combines well-researched history with common sense investment suggestions. Diversification is the key to successful investing and Gold Commemorative coins should be a substantial part of a soundly designed portfolio. I, for one, could have profited by the advice in this book if I had known about it."
- Justin H., Phoenix, AZ, Retired Insurance Executive
REPLY: IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO CHANGE DIRECTION IN INVESTING. OPPORTUNITY LOST
SHOULD INSPIRE US TO DECISIVE ACTION IN THE FUTURE... ONCE WE HAVE BEEN EDUCATED.
8/10/01 - "INTERESTING APPROACH TO NUMISMATICS"
"The book does a good job, and has an interesting approach to numismatics."
-Financial News Syndicate
REPLY: NUMISMATICS (STUDY OF RARE AND UNUSUAL COINS) IS AN INTERESTING STUDY, BOTH
FOR HOBBY AND PROFIT POTENTIAL.
8/13/01 - "FASCINATING FROM THE FIRST PAGE"
"This book is fascinating from the first page."
-K. Dunn, Rio Rancho, NM
REPLY: THANKS! AMERICAN HISTORY, ECONOMICS AND U.S.COINAGE
CAN BE VERY FASCINATING - ESPECIALLY DURING PERIODS OF RAPID
CHANGE AND ECONOMIC INSTABILITY. KEEP READING!
8/15/01 - "THE FIRST TIME I'VE SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS!"
"Chapters 1-5 were clearly explain fractional banking, gold bullion and rare coins and especially Gold Commemoratives. But Chapter 6 is the key. I really got to know Mr. Smith and his company in Chapter 7. I loved the Appendixes! They are full of excellent historical quotes and the complete, unedited founding documents. This is the first time I've ever seen anything like this in a book."
-Vinnie P., Corona, CA
REPLY: THANK YOU VINNIE. THE SUBJECT OF ECONOMICS, INVESTING
AND GOLD IS SO LARGE THAT I WASN'T SURE I WENT INTO ENOUGH
DETAIL ON SOME ISSUES AND TOO MUCH DETAIL IN OTHERS. YOUR
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED. TELL A FRIEND!
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