May 26, 2011 – Imagine fishing in your pocket for change to buy a candy bar and discovering a nickel worth $50 – not a bad day! The truth is the U.S. Mint, through production mishaps, has and will continue to create a small but significant number of “mistakes.” Discoveries range from a couple bucks to several thousand! No computers or coin dealers are necessary with this book, just a fist full of coins.
Unlike rare and obsolete coins, these hidden treasures are laying around in cash drawers and piggy banks, waiting for the common eye to spot them. This book is a clear and simple guide to prepare any collector or treasure hunter to spot rare coins the average consumer normally would never notice.
Ken Potter, Brian Allen, Strike It Rich With Pocket Change. Error Coins Bring Big Money, Krause Publications, Iola, 3rd edition 2011, ISBN 978-1-4402-1578-0 ($19.99), 352 pages.
With the potential to uncover valuable rarities, this book will bring out the treasure hunter in anyone! It’s perfect for both novice and expert collectors, as well as providing an indispensable tool for U.S. coin dealers and researchers.
Strike It Rich provides hundreds of impressive, detailed images for accurate identification and a comprehensive grading guide in plain English. There is no need for previous knowledge to get started! Each page has a detailed description with diagramed photos to help identify each coin and to clarify the type and degree of error.
Get started on your treasure hunt now! Empty your purses and turn out your pockets – maybe your penny will be worth more than a thousand words.
About the Authors
Ken Potter and Dr. Brian Allen are leading experts in the field with an absolute passion for uncovering the next scarce variety that eludes the U.S. Mint’s quality control procedures. Ken Potter has been a dealer in U.S. coins, specializing in errors and varieties, for many years with a sterling reputation for accuracy and a keen eye. Brian Allen has been collecting since childhood. He is a founding member of the National Collector’s Association of Die Doubling and has co-authored three coin-related books.
Ken Potter presents new coin discoveries regularly on his website.