I recently purchased Dave Bowers' updated Guide Book of Lincoln Cents. Highly recommended! Everything a Lincoln cent lover could want is included in this book. Lots of photos, history, served in the inimitable Bowers style.
As one gets older, one reminisces. Reading so many posts about unusual coins, I've been thinking of some wonderful gifts of coin I received when I was young. When I graduated from grammar school, my uncle had mentioned he saved "a bunch of coins" from his service in World War II. He was in the South Pacific. Was I surprised when he handed me a small box with the coins! Among the goodies in the box were coins of: Fiji in 2 different metals, Australia in silver, Japan, Philippines, and a silver 5 Mark from Germany. I don't know how a German coin got there, but it was, in nice condition.