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15 Jan 2022

Star Notes: Hidden “Errors”

Paper Money-U.S. | thatcoinguy

Star notes are representative of what could have been. What WAS there. I think of star notes as reminders that the US Mints (and FEDs) are not perfect. Errors come out all the time. And star notes are a testiment to that. A truth, unspoken and unakknowledged by collectors. Today, though, you learn my perspective.

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04 Jan 2022

Coin Collecting 101 “What You Need To Know”: A Review

Library | thatcoinguy

Coin Collecting 101: What You Need To Know by Alan Herbert is great. Mr. Herbert has had his articles published by Coin World for multiple years, and although the book is a little outdated (it was published in 2005) it is still a great resource with good information with facts still relevant today.

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04 Jan 2022

The Everything Coin Collecting Book: A Review

Library | thatcoinguy

With nineteen chapters and three hundred and five pages, Richard Giedroyc knows what he's doing when it comes to coin collecting. This book for both beginners and advanced collectors alike is worth every minute you spend reading it. He first goes over the basics we all know: Important coin collecting vocabulary (what IS a numismatist anyways?), storing and handling coins (ALWAYS BY THE EDGE), and the social aspects of the hobby (WHY haven't you joined a coin club yet?). This covers the first four chapters.

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