Strike It Rich with Pocket Change

Strike It Rich with Pocket Change
By Ken Potter and Dr. Brian Allen
Published by F&W Media

Strike It Rich with Pocket Change is a great reference book with good information on some of the lesser known elements of valuing coins. Authors Ken Potter and Dr. Brian Allen discuss the rare, and sometimes no so rare, oddities of specific coins that increase their value to certain collectors. These oddities include irregularities and errors in the coin making process.

Issues addressed include what to look for when examining a coin, how to examine coins, (whether with the naked eye, or for more detail, with instruments), and specific tools a collector might need.
The middle of the book is comprised of a catalog, or guide, to collectible coins with descriptions of coins, what to look for, approximate market value, as well as corresponding photos.

Sections are also included on how to sell your coins (which includes a mini-directory of dealers and on-line sites to contact), a listing of sources of information (including coin clubs and associations, on-line sources, newsletters, publications and coin verification providers), a section on myths in the area of coin collecting, and even a helpful glossary of “coin terms and definitions” is located toward the back of the book.

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