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Strike it Rich with Pocket Change Third Edition Edition
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I was really pleased when I flipped through this book to see so many photographic examples of unique coins. This book is all about the errors of coins and unless you've spent a great deal of time exploring coins you'd never really notice any of these errors.
Most of the errors shown are so small it is truly amazing that anyone ever noticed and that such minor changes would change the value of coins so drastically.
Take for example the South Carolina state quarter. On the tree in the back on the back of the coin some contain an extra branch on the the tree. This minor error takes the value from twenty-five cents to fifteen dollars.
The book shows you a variety of errors separated by the coin denominations.
There are two challenges with this book.
One, a few of the errors have to do with color of the coins and since all the photos are in black and white it is difficult to see the differences mentioned.
Second, many of the errors are so tiny that you'll need a magnifying glass to examine each of your coins and most of us don't pay enough attention to notice such errors.
Otherwise, the information and layout of the book are phenomenal and if you're a coin hobbyist I would highly suggest picking up a copy of "Strike it Rich with Pocket Change."
The book covers in detail the key points of locating flaws during the striking of a coin. If you are a beginner coin collector, this book will be invaluable to determine the key items you need to look for and the coins that had a limited volume. For everyone else that only has a general understanding of coin collecting you will find the pictures interesting to look at but the topic is a very dry read.
I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through BookSneeze.com in exchange for my honest review of the book.
I would advise anyone who wants to collects pocket change to give this book a try. I received this book in e-book form to review but wish I had gotten it in physical book form. My father collects coins and I will be purchasing another copy of this book for him for his birthday.I receive this book at no charge from Booksneeze.com in exchange for an honest review and honestly it is one of my favorites so far.
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.
While not all error coins will bring big money, it might be worth a second look at the coins in that coin jar. Potter and Allen have filled this book with lots of photos and examples of what to look for in error coins. They give you specific directions on how to store and care for your coins. What amazed me was that the coins that are in this current book aren't ancient coins that my mom has tucked away in her safe deposit box, but coins that were struck in my lifetime. They also deal with the myths of coin collecting like all those wheat-backs that Mom hoards! Sorry, Mom! While I don't expect to be buying a magnifying glass and scanning my coins before using them, I might take a second look now and then.
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Got this book to evaluate some of my metal detecting finds. This book did little to help me evaluate those finds. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Pat Driver
I have found this book very useful. And it's got a lot of pictures to quickly help you. I love it and I have ordered the release of the last edition.Published 7 months ago by Steve staton
I love it it's a great book and it is full of a lot of information.Well worth the money.👍🌝 🔎💓the pictures.💰⏰💸💰🔙🔜🔛👀👃🏼I will recommend it to my friends and family.Published 7 months ago by Steven Alan staton
This is a really great book. What's in your pocket? You just might have something that's worth a lot of money. 5 starsPublished 7 months ago by ironfox
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