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06 Oct 2019

Coin Collecting for Kids by: Steve Otfinoski

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Coin Collecting for Kids by Steve Otfinoski was a really good book. Even though it was short, I was able to learn a lot, and it was the book that helped me to start collecting when I was little. I really like all the pictures and all the fun facts. This book even has slots for quarters, although it was published in 2007, before the american beautiful quarters were started, and before the statehood quarters were finished. The book doesn’t only focus on quarters, there are a lot of cool things about dimes, quarters, half dollars, pennies, and specialty dollars/commemoratives. The only bad thing about this book is that the coin holders are either a little too big or too small, so it is either really hard to get the quarter in or it will fall out a lot. But all in all, I really enjoyed this book, and it was really what helped me start my interest in collecting coins.

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06 Oct 2019

A Kid’s Guide to Collecting Coins by Arlyn G. Sieber

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A Kids’ Guide to Collecting Coins by Arlyn G. Sieber was a great starter point for me. It helped me to start collecting coins past the Whitman coin folders. It held a lot of good information and tips and was very easy to understand. It provides definitions for many of the words used by coin collectors, like obverse - the front side of a coin, and the reverse - the back side of the coin. It also told me to never pick up a coin, unless i was wearing gloves or holding it by the edge or rim. It also went into detail about when precious metals were used in the creations of coins. Like for quarters and dimes, they were made from mostly silver until 1965. Pennies were made with bronze until the discontinuation of the indian penny in 1909. Lincoln pennies then made with copper until 1944, and in 1943, they were made with steel because of the war. It also includes little bits of random trivia and has all the state quarter designs and was really the starting point of my interest in coins. It helped me to start to build my knowledge of coin collecting and without it, I would not be the same collector.

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06 Oct 2019

The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual Revised Seventh Edition by Scott A. Travers

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I got this book from the ANA when I signed up and it took me awhile to read but I definitely learned a lot and it was very informative. There were some complicated topics that I didn’t fully understand and a lot of coin-regarding words that I had to look up, and most of it was pretty much useless until I get older, but the main thing I got from it is that coin collecting is for coin collectors. That they were once used as stocks but that passed after only a little bit due to the fact that they were viewed as stocks, and not as coins, the best thing to collect. It also taught me about tips to detect counterfeits in both coins and ngc or pcg, etc. I also learned tips about grading coins, like make sure the lighting is not too bright, nor too dark. I would recommend this book for someone older than me, and with more collecting experience, but all in all it was a cool book and I was glad that I got it and was able to read it.

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06 Oct 2019

A guide Book of United States Coins 2019 by R.S. Yeoman

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A Guide Book of United States Coins 2019 by R.S. Yeoman was a good book in my opinion. I learned a lot and this book mainly focuses on the different denominations of coins and how much they are worth when they are minted in a specific year and what their condition is. I learned a lot, like there used to be one cent coins bigger that quarters. I also learned that there were two cent pieces that were only minted for nine years. There were also three cent pieces called times when they were silver and three cent nickels later. I also learned that there were half dimes minted for nearly one hundred years. I also learned that there were twenty cent pieces that were mined for only three years. This book really sparked my interest in coins because I realized how many there are. Before, I only knew about the coins that were minted right now, and their previous denominations, wheat pennies, buffalo nickels, etc. This book really got me interested because some of the designs are just really cool. I would really recommend this book to everyone, and it would probably bring more people to coin collecting.

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