Strike It Rich With Pocket Change: Error Coins Bring Big Money
By: Ken Potter and Brian Allen
Strike It Rich With Pocket Change is a book a read (if you can call it that) mostly out of curiosity. I really have no interest in coin collecting but thought the book may be somewhat interesting. Well, I was wrong. It’s not. Unless your already into coin collecting it’s a really boring book. It is not in any way readable. Not at all. It’s almost entirely a picture book. Just tons of pictures with footnotes written underneath them. No real text to educate you about the topic. Just pictures, pictures and more pictures. Further, you will probably never find a coin of value. If one did come through your hands there are just so many errors to look for you’d probably never find it even if you were looking (unless you spent an insane amount of hours studying through all this). Then, if you come across a coin with an error and are able to see it it’s still probably worth almost nothing. The authors themselves admit that most coins are worth virtually nothing higher than the normal monetary amount on the coin (that is, a quarter is worth little more than a quarter and so forth). Personally, I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone unless they wanted to become a coin collector. For just a regular person who is maybe curious this is not a good book.
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