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07 Nov 2021

Coins And Other Currency: A Kid’s Guide To Coin Collecting: A Review

Library | thatcoinguy

Hello fellow YNs and YNH! 

Today I will be reviewing a book, which I have not done in a while. However, I have just checked out a pile of books, so there should be some more coming in the next month or two. Anyways, let get talking!

Forst of all, when this book says A Kid's Guide, it means a KID'S guide. The age range I would put on this book is 6-10. And even 10 is a stretch. It is a basic intro to what numismatics is, and is more of a story book than an actual fact book. I do not recommend this book to anybody except out younger YNs. 

The book was published in 2009, meaning some of the information it contains is not up to date. However, it does provide a discussion on what was used for money, why money is used, and the different currency systems from around the world. It does not, like it's cover suggests, provide any collecting tips or tricks whatsoever. It talks a little about a fictitious character who inherits his grandfather's collection of coins, and what is in it, but does not provide ANY information regarding how or what to collect. 

I'd give this book a 2/10. It's information is outdated and sometimes just plain incorrect, and it is not targeted towards anyone who would be reading this review. It's not a good read for any of us intermediate and especially advanced collectors. 

Keep collecting,



It's Mokie

Level 6

I started collecting when I was 10, probably would have been a great book for young Mokie. Thanks for you review.

A lot of those books for kids don't really give any information about coin collecting tips that we don't know.

My books help novice collectors by explaining in detail everything they need to know to get started.


Level 6

Thanks for the review! ; )

AC coin$

Level 6

Modules should be made by collectors and published.

I have published books with the entire content pertaining to error coins.


Level 5

Might be a good book for younger kids that are into coins. To bad it's not updated.

I have a book published on Amazon for the novice collector.


Level 6

Anything to get kids into our hobby is good by me. Thanks.

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