Strike It Rich with Pocket Change
By Ken Potter and Dr. Brian Allen
Published by F&W Media
Average Blogger Rating: 4.42 Stars
In late 2007 a collector found a double die cast 1969 Lincoln cent piece in a plain brown roll of coins. That penny was auctioned in early January 2008 for $126,500.00. To the untrained eye, that penny might look no different than any other. But in their concise and informative book, Ken Potter and Dr. Brian Allen give you all the tools you need to spot mint errors and turn small coins – ones you may have in your pocket right now, or that big glass jug at home – into big cash. They distill their years of collecting experience into simple chapters like ‘Age Does Not Equal Value’, ‘Tools of the Trade’, and ‘Where to Sell Your Coins’ that show you step-by-step how to spot and sell these treasures.
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This book is a fun and interesting book to have and keep as reference. It’s actually quite fantastic to keep this book on hand (beginners and experts alike) because it shows you exactly what to look for on your coins. Wether you are starting a coin collection, or you are just wanting to know the value of your coins, this book tells you exactly where and how to look for specific errors. It’s these “errors” that make a coin more sought after! I found the book to be very interesting, and had a lot of fun looking through all my coins (I keep my US coins separate from my Canadian)! The information was presented in a simple format (illustrations and words), that was very easy to follow along. I’m now hooked! I went out and purchased a magnifying glass … no American coin will slip through my fingers, without a closer inspection, again! I would recommend this book for many reasons: yes you could find a coin that’ll make you rich, you’ll learn a lot about coins, what to look for, and what makes them valuable, and it’s a great book to share with a child/teen … it’ll get them hooked too!
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