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Strike it Rich with Pocket Change 3rd Edition

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ISBN-13: 007-4962013156
ISBN-10: 1440215782
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Dr. Brian Allen and Ken Potter are leading experts in the field, with an absolute passion for uncovering the next scarce variety that eludes the U.S. Mint's quality control procedures. Ken Potter has been a dealer in U.S. coins, specializing in errors and varieties for many years, with a sterling reputation for accuracy and a keen eye. Brian has been collecting since childhood.
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Product Details

  • Series: Strike It Rich with Pocket Change
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publ; 3 edition (March 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440215782
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440215780
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,095,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When looking for an error (that has value) you must be able to determine what kind of error it is in the first place. I just started accumulating what was being sold at auction on E bay that claimed were errors or varieties. Take doubling, as in "Doubled Dies" not Double Dies which indicates a lack of understanding. Until I read the sample of this book, I purchased Two coins that were what is known as "Mechanical Doubling" not collectible, unless just to compare. Had they been of high value, I'd be stuck with coins that were not what they appeared to be and worthless. Fortunately they were not the popular types with high prices. This book shows you with photos where to look, what to look for, the value at the time of printing which helps to understand how coins values increase and decrease according to the market and supply and demand. Overall this is a book that before you start buying coins that bare the attribution of error or variety you should own.
I am a man who doesn't always read instructions being in my late forties and having put many things together successfully. That being the case, this book put me back to looking before leaping mode. And has paid for itself and more.

Roger
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On the title... FYI, coin hunting is hard work and getting rich off of it would be like hitting the lottery. Possible, yes, highly unlikely though. But, this is a great hobby, one which the whole family can enjoy together. It takes hard work with long eye straining hours to find a nice several-dollar worth coin. That being said this book has a wealth of great information including tons of great black-and-white close-up photos and details on how to tell the difference from one coin which is a low-value 'error' coin and one which is TRULY collectable! I have found several very nice finds directly because of this book. I highly recommend this to everyone interested in coin collecting whether you are a long-time collector or someone just starting out. If you are new, get two good magnifying eye loops, a 10x and 14x, this will really help in your coin-error hunting. I am extremely happy I made this purchase!
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This is my second purchase of this book ( I bought the previous version). It is so essential for the relative newcomer to the study and enjoyment of coin collecting that I recommend this book as a "first purchase" for all of my numismatic students.
The neat thing about this book is it provides a wealth (no pun intended) of information and only deals with circulating coinage. One of the first coins that I found was a 2004-D Roosevelt dime with a doubled ear. I saw the coin, realized that it was different, and when I looked it up in this book, there it was!
Easy reading and well organized.
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Primarily, this book will appeal to coin collectors, although you don't need to collect coins to wonder whether the change in your pocket might include a rare, and perhaps valuable, error penny, nickel, or dime. Written in a clear and engaging style, "Strike It Rich With Pocket Change" is appropriate for readers from 8 - 80. The text is laid out in a concise and logical sequence so that specific information is easy to find. Information is included for coin issues only up to 2009, and an updated edition is needed. Most people who order this book will know that they are unlikely to "Strike it Rich with Pocket Change." The reason some of these coins are valuable is because many are exceedingly rare (1969-S, doubled die Lincoln Cent, only one known). There are, however, ample examples of errors that can be commonly found in change (value $2 - $5). If the "hunt" is part of the enjoyment, this book, used as a "trusty guide", can provide hours of entertainment. It is not a book to be read, and then discarded, but, rather a reference that can be consulted time, and time again. For me, the book underscored how there are many coins with extremely small errors floating around in every day pocket change. For instance, looking at the reverse of the Lincoln Memorial cent under magnification you might notice that the detail of the Memorial has been doubled, or even tripled, creating additional upright supports for the building. This falls into the category of minutia for me, and is too small, and too minute, even under magnification, that searching for it feels a lot like "work." After reading about the 1974-D, doubled die Kennedy Half, I noticed an example for sale and purchased it for $20, in an unopened Mint Set. With that purchase, the book paid for itself.Read more ›
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As a person who is into coins and varieties for many reasons I found this book to be a very interesting read and good resource of information. I also liked the fact that the book had many images to help identify varieties as well as information on what to look for. I also own copies of the cherrypickers guides as well as a red book and blue book to name just a few and found that this book helps to round out my reference library a little more. This book would make a great addition to anyones collection for those who are into coins. Cherrypicker, error collector, beginner, expert or just interested in coins this one is a good one to look through. The varieties are out there and they are much easier to find when you know what to look for. I find this book to be very helpful when CRH. I would recommend it to others.
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