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28 Aug 2020

Review of "Strike it Rich with Pocket Change"

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Strike It Rich With Pocket Change by Ken Potter and Brian Allen is an amazing book that can help collectors identify their coins. After reading their book, you will learn how to determine coin's values with their date, mint mark type, and many other factors. You will also learn how to identify coin errors, which sometimes are worth more than even the rarest of coins. The information in this book is a must-know for any collector, and can help you "Strike it Rich" with coins that which many can be found in your pocket change. However, there are a few problems with the book. The book isn't in full color which is an annoyance, and the text is not as detailed as I would have preferred it to have been. Overall though it is a decent book, but I would not recommend purchasing it. I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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28 Aug 2020

Review of "The Coin Collector's Survival Manual"

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The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual by Scott A. Traver is a great choice for experienced collectors looking for a book chock full of tips and great advice from a professional Numismatist. This book teaches collectors how to buy and sell coins safely, invest in coins, how to store your coins safely, how to avoid scams, tips for Coin Shows, and much much more. Unlike other coin collecting books like Coin Collecting for Dummies, The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual is more tailored towards experienced collectors. I see this more as a positive though, as this means even experienced collectors can benefit from the information this book has to offer. It is written by Scott A. Traver, a former Vice-President of the American Numismatic Association, and it shows as Scott is extremely knowledgeable in the subject. I enjoyed The Coin Collector's Survival Manual very much and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

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28 Aug 2020

Review of "Whitman Guide to Coin Collecting"

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Whitman Guide to Coin Collecting by Kenneth Bressett is one of my favorite coin collecting books. It is very elaborate, yet easy to understand and is written by a very experienced Numismatist; ANA's own Kenneth Bressett, a former president of the American Numismatic Association. He does a great job at explaining how to begin your collection, where to buy and sell coins safely, and other advice for new numismatists. The book does tend to focus more on American Coins, which is a bummer, but understandable as the Coin Collecting hobby itself tends to lean more towards American Coins. Besides that, it is a wonderful book, I would especially recommend it for any new collectors who have recently inherited a coin collection. The book will help them understand the basics and prepare them for selling or organizing the coins. I give the Whitman Guide to Coin Collecting 4 out of 5 stars.

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28 Aug 2020

Review of "Coin Collecting for Dummies"

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There are many coin collecting books collectors recommend to collectors. The Whitman guide to coin collecting, the red book, these books are well known. While they might be great for more experienced collectors, many times new collectors need a book that can introduce them to the basics of coin collecting. Coin Collecting For Dummies by Neil S. Berman and Ron Guth is that book. It features advice on how to buy and sell coins safely, how to focus your collection on a specific topic, and many other valuable pieces of advice for new and experienced collectors alike. The only gripe I have with the book is the fact that it is printed in black and white. It is not meant as a photo guide, but a color printed option would have been nice, even if it was at a higher price. I give Coin Collecting For Dummies 4 out of 5 stars.

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