Dr. Brian Allen and Ken Potter are leading experts in the field, with an absolute passion for uncovering the next scarce variety that eludes the U.S. Mint's quality control procedures. Ken Potter has been a dealer in U.S. coins, specializing in errors and varieties for many years, with a sterling reputation for accuracy and a keen eye. Brian has been collecting since childhood.
Strike It Rich With Pocket Change (PagePerfect NOOK Book)by Ken Potter
More than 350 close-up illustrations, key identifying details and current market values help you decipher the difference
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In the authors' own words, this new edition of Strike It Rich with Pocket Change, dispels the myths of error coins and assists you in discovering, marketing, and researching rare coins that you can find in your pocket change.
More than 350 close-up illustrations, key identifying details and current market values help you decipher the difference between proper and error issues and varying types of coins. In addition, this unique must-have how-to also includes:
Coverage of Lincoln Memorial Cents, Roosevelt Dimes, Washington Quarters, John F. Kennedy Half Dollars, State Quarters
Expert insight and advice about tools of the trade, preserving coins, buying and selling error-variety coins
Terms and definitions associated with error coins
Whether it's a Jefferson Presidential dollar missing edge lettering, that's worth $2,000 - $10,000 plus or a Lincoln cent with trail marks that make it an error worth $1 - $3 there are hidden treasures to be found in your pocket change, if you know what to look for.
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Not all coins with irregularities have the high auction or sales values into the tens of thousands of dollars you hear about from newspapers, TV spots, or trade media. Some errors from minting coins are worth only a few dollars up to twenty or so. This is nonetheless obviously a large multiple of the face value of the coins, enough to make this field of interest to many. Allen and Potter's book can be used in two ways. With its many magnified photographs of errors in specific coins, it can be used as a reference for identifying and confirming errors; and in relation to this, a pricing guide for such an errors. Many errors, however, are minute or can to the untrained eye appear a natural part of the striking of an individual coin. Beginners or less experienced persons might not pick up such errors. For these, the many different types of errors covered with descriptions and close-ups serve as a survey of errors. By reviewing these, one learns about kinds of errors which can have value to collectors. Since coins are being designed and struck all the time and there are countless numbers continually being circulated, not all errors can possibly be recorded or known about. There's always the possibility anyone, even an amateur, can discover an error in examining coins. Strike It Rich orients one to be able to spot many known errors and to possibility find an unknown one. Starting with the 5-page section "Coin Terms and Definitions" and then moving on to the descriptions of particular recognized errors is a reliable, efficient way to get the basic orientation.