Strike It Rich With Pocket Change, Second Edition Now Available
Error coin experts Brian Allen and Ken Potter are back with a new edition of Strike It Rich with Pocket Change, the premier guide to spotting, collecting, and enjoying the world of error and variety coins.
“Have you ever knowingly spent $100 on a candy bar or $50 on a soft-drink? As ludicrous as the concept sounds, there is no doubt that you have unintentionally done this numerous time without knowing it,” is how authors Brian Allen and Ken Potter begin the new edition of Strike It Rich with Pocket Change, now available from Krause Publications. As more collectors and general coin enthusiasts are drawn to the treasure-hunt appeal of error and variety coins, interest in everyday coins is increasing as people take a closer look at the change in their pocket.
The U.S. Mint’s popular state quarter program and introduction of new nickels and a new dollar coin series has produced new discoveries, while demand for changes in U.S. coinage has generated greater attention and interest from the public. Thus the need for an updated version of this book, which helps make sense of it all and gives greater meaning to phrases including “double die,” “double edge-lettering”
In this new edition of Strike It Rich with Pocket Change readers learn about the different types of errors and how to spot them in varying types of coins, using the unique and useful combination of more than 350 close-up photos comparing properly minted coins with their error counterparts and identifying details featured. In addition, the authors’ insights help dispel common myths about error and variety coins.
Among the coins included in the listings are Lincoln Memorial cents, Jefferson nickels, Roosevelt dimes, Washington quarters, John F. Kennedy half dollars, and state quarters. While the listings focus on the more valuable rare coins, the principles discussed throughout this book can be applied when researching and inspecting any coin for possible errors.
Between the photos, advice and descriptions in this book readers can’t help but gain an edge in becoming skilled error spotters.
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About the authors
With more than 80 years of collecting experience between them, Ken Potter and Brian Allen bring a passion for the hobby and eye for detail that began when they were both young boys learning about coins alongside their brother and father, respectively. Since then both men have grown in their collecting and refined their expertise. Both long-time members of CONECA, the national organization of error and variety coin collectors Potter is a noted dealer, operating www.koinpro.com.
About Krause Publications
Krause Publications, based in Iola, Wis., is the world's largest publisher of leisure-time periodicals and books on collectibles, sewing and quilting, hunting, and construction. Chet Krause, a long-time collector of coins, published the first issue of Numismatic News on Oct. 13, 1952, with nearly 1,000 readers. Today, Krause Publications, owned by F+W Media, offers more than 40 periodicals, 10 hobby shows, 750 reference and how-to books, and web properties such as NumisMaster.com, the online coin price database. F+W Media, an ABRY Partners, LLC company, also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, interactive media and education programs.