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best value, pricing charts, investing in rare coins, prices for select coins most wanted by beginners (although very out of date in this issue), why commemorative coins are so popular, collecting Mint and Proof sets, how to spot a counterfeit coin, error coins, and coins from around the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!



Level 3

Nice, I started out with a Whitman blue book - Whitman sure has a ton of collector's books! As for this book, I'll be sure to look for it and if so, buy it! Sincerely, CoinsInHK


Level 6

Thanks for an interesting book review! Sounds like a good read ; )


Level 4

You started just a year before I did. Sounds like a great book.


Level 5

Our coin club is starting a Library this week. This book would be a good book to have in the Library. Thanks for the post ! I just bought our first library book last night at our coin club auction. Standard Catalogue of United States Coins. 1944 edition. It looks like a price guide before red books came out. Prices are so low. 1931-s cent, 75 cents Unc. 1909-S VDB - 5 dollars Unc. Great blog. Thanks

The first book I read when i started after the Red Book.


Level 5

Great book, informative blog. Thank you. Later.


Level 6

You found a great book there. Sounds like everything one needs to be a knowledgeable collector. Thanks.


Level 5

Sounds interesting! Maybe I will check it out at the ANA library sometime. Thanks for the blog!

It's Mokie

Level 6

The most informed collectors always have a book or several in their library. Sounds like you started with an excellent read.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

This is the best book review by a Y.N. I've seen in quite awhile, good job. Why? All in your own words, no cut and paste plagiarism. You set a good standard, AND made me consider buying the book!


Level 5


I need that lol.


Level 7

Books can help a hole lot!!

walking liberty

Level 4



Level 5

Sounds like a book I need to check out! Thanks for bringing it to my attention! Cheers, NM


Level 5

You're welcome!

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