CoinHunter's Blog

08 Jan 2021

The Whitman Guide to Coin Collecting Book Review

| CoinHunter

Today I am going to write a blog about The Whitman Guide to Coin Collecting-A Beginner's Guide to the World of Coins. This was the first book I bought and read when I started coin collecting back in 2017, it is a great read for beginner coin collectors. here is a lot of stuff that it covers: why to collect and have a hobby, why people collect coins, checking your pocket change, why we use coins, different kinds of coins, how coins are made, what to look for in a coin, mints and mint marks, varieties, types, and differences that affect value, coin clubs, trade shows, exhibits, dealers, books, museums, the best places to look for coins, what to buy, necessary tools and equipment, albums and holders, storage problems, how to grade coins, grading services, how to buy for the best value, pricing charts, investing in rare coins, prices for select coins most wanted by beginners (although very out of date in this issue), why commemorative coins are so popular, collecting Mint and Proof sets, how to spot a counterfeit coin, error coins, and coins from around the world. Over all I think it is a great read and would highly recommend it to a beginning coin collector, thanks for reading my review!

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