Why do we collect coins?
Is it the thrill of the chase, the satisfaction of completing a quest or the enjoyment of searching for the elusive coin that will complete a collection?
Michael S. Shutty Jr. explores the reasons why and how we collect in his newly published book One Coin is Never Enough.
I love this book. It is well-written, funny, thought-provoking and above all, a good read. There are no listings of coin values, no technical terms, just some really nice stories and reflections on the many different kinds of people who collect and the reasons they collect.
Let Shutty, a clinical psychologist, explain how he feels:
I believe that we are creating something special when we form coin collections. Our collections are like personal diaries spelled out in objects rather than words. We are storytellers! And what we have to say is important.
My reasons for collecting are not the same as yours. My choice of coins to collect may seem strange to you, but they make perfect sense to me. In One Coin is Never Enough, I see myself, and I see other collectors around me.
If you’ve ever wondered who else has touched that Walking Liberty or what places that Carson City dollar has been, you’ll enjoy reading One Coin is Never Enough.
The book, published by Krause Publications, is offered at a special introductory price of $16.49. That is a savings of $8.50 off the retail price.
Use Promo Code ONECOIN and order online at ShopNumismaster.com, or by phone at (800) 258-0929. Plus, if you order two or more copies of this book, we’ll include a free Warman’s Foundations of Coin Collecting Folder. This offer is valid through Oct. 20.