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13 Aug 2018

Numismatic Book Review-Official ANA Grading Standards for United States Coins

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TheOfficial ANA Grading Standards for United States Coins is a wonderful book written by Kenneth Bresset, and published by Whitman. This books is a must read for anyone interested in becoming a better, and more knowledgable coin collector. After reading, and studying this book, your grading skills will sharpens, as it gives a detailed account on how to grade by telling the reader what and how to look forties on a coin that are related to its grades. This book will in turn help you make better purchases in the future, and you may be able to cherrypick coins from a single grade that look much better than its given grade. This book should be in every library, though if found in the wrong place, can be a burden on your budget, but as always, by the book before the coin. The grading standards compliment the other series of books to make you the smartest of collectors, allowing to build your collection smartly and safely.

17 Jul 2018

Numismatic Book Review-Pocketful of History

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The book, Pocketful of History by Jim Noles is fantastic. The author does a wonderful job of giving background knowledge on the designing processes that take place, and the actual history of what the design represents. It gives detailed information on each state quarter, as well as some commentary by the designers. The author,JIm, explains how no-one thought the state quarter program would take off as it did. A wonderful read, slow-paced, but just under 300 pages. I found this book at my local library, so it should be easy to find. I curled up with this book on a couch and couldn't stop reading for hours. It goes in order of release date, although the book was published before the last two quarters were minted. As the author explains everyone who wanted to know, knew the new designs that were coming out, and the author, well established in the numismatic community, gives wonderful information and knowledge not many people have.

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