In late 2007 a collector found a double die cast 1969 Lincoln cent piece in a plain brown roll of coins. That penny was auctioned in early January 2008 for $126,500.00. To the untrained eye, that penny might look no different than any other. But in their concise and informative book, Ken Potter and Dr. Brian Allen give you all the tools you need to spot mint errors and turn small coins – ones you may have in your pocket right now, or that big glass jug at home – into big cash. They distill their years of collecting experience into simple chapters like ‘Age Does Not Equal Value’, ‘Tools of the Trade’, and ‘Where to Sell Your Coins’ that show you step-by-step how to spot and sell these treasures.
This book starts in 1959 and goes through each year all the way to 2009 detailing the errors that have been identified with each years mint of coins.
The book tells you what to look at on each coin, what to look for and how much it is worth.
Whether you are a new coin collector and want to learn some new tips or an old timer with an extensive collection, this is a great resource. There’s always something new to learn.
You can order Strike it Rich with Pocket Change from Amazon.
I received a copy of this book for the purpose of the review