Strike It Rich with Pocket Change: Error Coins Bring Big Money

Strike It Rich with Pocket Change: Error Coins Bring Big Money

by Ken Potter, Brian Allen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440235702
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 06/10/2013
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 141,349
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

With more than 50 years of coin collecting experience, Ken Potter is an award-winning and prolific writer and photographer with regularly features columns and articles in Numismatic News, Coin World, World Coin News, Canadian Coin News and others. Potter and co-author Dr. Brian Allen received the Extraordinary Merit award from the Numismatic Literary Guild for the first edition of Strike It Rich with Pocket Change.

For more than two decades, Dr. Brian Allen has been an ardent coin collector with a passion for errors and varieties in circulating pocket change. He has made numerous variety coin discoveries.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 14

Introduction 15

Age Does Not Always Equal Value 17

Circulated Coin Conditions 19

Uncirculated Coin Conditions 21

Tools of the Trade 22

Preserving Your Finds 24

Valuable vs. Other Forms of Doubling 26

Treatment of Minor Varieties and Errors 33

Author's Disclaimer 26

Grades Covered in This Book 36

Foreign Coins 36

How to Use This Book 37

Lincoln Cent Varieties 38

Jefferson Nickel Varieties 150

Roosevelt Dime Varieties 188

Washington Quarter Varieties 222

John F. Kennedy Half Dollar Varieties 263

Dollar Varieties 275

Collecting Errors: An Interesting Venture 316

Buying and Selling Error, Variety Coins 327

Where to Sell Your Coins 330

Sources for Coin Information 335

Coin Verification Providers 337

Membership Applications 342

Myths About Various Coins 344

Common Currency Questions 350

Circulating Silver Coinage 352

1999-2009 50 States Quarter Program 358

Coin Terms and Definitions 368

Bibliography 374

Recommended Reading 376

Final Tips 379

About the Authors 380

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