Friday, November 28, 2014

Book review: A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents by Q. David Bowers

I bought the Kindle edition of this as I usually will when available.  All too often, Kindle books have been poorly reformatted from the print version, leaving paragraph headings alone at the end of a page or orphan sentences. This book was better done than most in that area, but was not entirely perfect.


That said, I'm not unhappy. Q. David Bowers writes well and intersperses some of the drier areas of this subject with personal remembrances from his long career as a coin dealer. He covers the history of the Lincoln cent right up to 2008, with some mention of what was known to be coming in 2009 and 2010.

Let me pause for a moment for a bit of griping. It would be trivial to update this digital edition with more information about the cents of 2009 and beyond.  Instead, almost all publishers continue to treat their digital editions as mere mirrors of the print format. That's a shame.

Still, this remains and enjoyable and informative book. QDB draws on his own and other experts knowledge for numismatic and investment advice. You will like this book!

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Note:  All my coins are in a safe deposit box.  I keep nothing in my home. 

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