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16 Feb 2021

Numismatic Book Review, "Coin Hunting Made Easy"

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Hi guys! Today my blog is going to be a review of a great book I found on amazon for $9.99. This book is "Coin Hunting Made Easy" by Mark D Smith. It a fairly short read with 123 pages, but it more than makes up for its length with all of the information inside. This book is very informative, and it is fun to read because has some humor. It even has a "Learning the Lingo" section that goes over a bunch of words that us Numismatists use every day, but other people have never heard before. It goes over and defines words like Bag Marks, Bullion, Clad, and Denomination and for the word "Die" the beginning of his definition of the word is "this is what happens to me when I play video games and why I have decided to stop" but of course he is just kidding like he does once and a while throughout his book. This book also teaches its readers about important things like errors, mintmarks, the coin grading scale, things you may need, understanding coin roll values, how to plan your route to get coins, dealing with bank tellers, best times to go hunting, supply vs demand, ordering coins from your bank, how to take care of your finds, and what to look for. Additionally, it goes over all the different denominations and the different designs of coins you might find. And it explains his first coin roll hunting experience (he basically hit the jackpot). Over all I think it is a great read for beginners and experts (like me ;) ) alike, with its short amount of pages and low price even young kids could probably get there hands on this awesome book. Thanks for reading this review and have a great day!

Hey @TheNumisMaster, I finally got a scale (in the same amazon order that I got the book this review is about along with another book {review coming soon} ) Yahoo! Now I can know for sure which 1982 pennies are copper, although every one I have weighed that I thought was copper before I got the scale ended up being copper, meaning I have a pretty good eye ;), anyways, I finally got to weigh you know what and it came out at .55 grams, making it, by my estimate, worth around $30.

Comments

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 4

Sounds like an interesting book to read. Thanks.

CoinHunter

Level 5

You're welcome!

TheNumisMaster

Level 5

Sounds like a good book, and a valuable resource. Congrats on a scale... I need to get one still haha! Good work on identifying the coin as well! As a fellow avid CRHer, I applaud you!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks!

CentSearcher

Level 5

Sounds cool! I have been thinking about getting a error and variety book. As you know, the Cherrypicker's guide is way to expensive, so I think Strike it Rich would be the best option. Thanks for sharing!

CoinHunter

Level 5

I might be doing a review on that book soon....

Mike

Level 7

I usually don't comment on book reports. Simply because there someone else's opiion. Does this one have illustrations? There important. If you every owned a Morgan you know the word bag marks. I donate books to the public library including the deluxe Red book. There glad to be a them. And it brings new people.into the hobby. That's an idea for those who have used there books and are done with them. Some you keep. .

Golfer

Level 5

Might make a good book for the coin club Library. Will check it out.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Ok, sounds good!

slybluenote

Level 5

Sounds like a great book to pick up! I also have digital scales, but don't use them very much. If a coin looks/feels suspect, then I get them out for a "closer" look! Great post and thanks for sharing!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks to you!

Kepi

Level 6

Thanks for the book review! And I agree, a good scale is a must have! ; )

CoinHunter

Level 5

You're welcome, they sure are a must have!

Longstrider

Level 6

A good scale is a must have. If you can tell the difference in the weight of those cents by eye, you are magic. Thanks

CoinHunter

Level 5

It sure is, thanks to you!

Stumpy

Level 5

I have read this book and really enjoyed it. Thanks for a good book "heads up" like you, I use my scales a bunch, it's a great way to make sure on a questionable coin. Later!

CoinHunter

Level 5

You're welcome, and thanks you!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

must be some really valuable "stuff"

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