Book Review: Strike It Rich With Pocket Change

Have you ever knowingly spent $100 on a candy bar of $50 on a soda? As ludicrous as the concept sounds, there is no doubt that you have unintentionally done this numerous times without ever knowing it. The fact is, billions of coins pass through the public’s hands every day and of these coins, a small but significant percentage contain variations in design or errors that make them different than the rest.

Ken Potter & Dr Brian Allen give you all the tips and tricks that you need to find all sorts of different error coins in your pocket change!  Break out the piggy banks – some of those pennies you have in there might be worth more than $0.01!

The book contains really everything you need to know about grading coins, storing them and even includes photos of what each imperfection you are looking for actually looks like so you can tell if your coin was struck incorrectly or if parts of letters are missing on it just because of it being passed around in circulation for a while.

While I don’t consider myself a coin collector I have collected the State Quarters, am working on a collection of Presidential Dollars and I also collect elongated pennies.  Therefore I have quite a stash of pre-1982 pennies in my room as well as lots of quarters so I can pay the machines to squish ’em.  You can bet that the next time I have some free time I will be scrutinizing these coins to see if any of them contain any sort of defects from being struck with an imperfect die.

This book is a great resource for anyone who wants to see if their pocket change might be worth a bit more than face value.  I dare you to read this book and not go looking for a magnifying glass and a stash of coins!

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