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New Member, Male, from P.O. Box 33, Hell, MI 48169
- KEN POTTER was last seen:
- Feb 8, 2020
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- P.O. Box 33, Hell, MI 48169
Ken Potter is 68 years old and began collecting coins in 1959 when the reverse of the Lincoln cent was changed from the wheat-back to the now familiar Lincoln Memorial design.
He dabbled in variety and error coins almost from the very beginning of his collecting interests and began specializing in that field in 1979 when he discovered a new variety on a Canadian dollar that made front page news in the Canadian numismatic press (in addition to stories in Coin World, Numismatic News and Error-Variety News) on the discovery. He now operates a web site containing one of the most comprehensive listings of varieties and error coins for sale anywhere.
He has been an active collector, dealer and producer of silver art bars, medals and rounds since 1973.
In addition to being a contributor to countless books, columns and articles by others, he is a prolific author and photographer with regularly featured columns in the following publications:
- Coin World’s - "Varieties Notebook"
- World Coin News’ - "Visiting Varieties"
- Canadian Coin News’ - "Varieties & Errors"
- The NCADD Hub’s - "Die Doubling World"
- The CONECA Errorscope’s - "World Goodies"
- The CONECA Web Site - "Oh, No It Ain't!"
- The Mich-Matist - "Michigan Cherries"
- Double Talk
- The Numismatic Courier
- ANA Numismatist
- Error Trends Coin Magazine
- Error-Variety News
- The Junk Box
- Gnome News
- Sterling Stamper
- The Silver Bugle
- The Split Image
- The Doubled Die Club Newsletter
- The RPM Club Newsletter
- Roosevelt Dime Full Straps Club Newsletter
- The Lincoln Cent Society’s Centenial
- COINage Magazine
- Numismatic News
- Coins Magazine
- CONE's Errorgram
He was the editor of Bill Fivaz and JT Stanton's, Cherrypickers' Guide To Rare Die Varieties 5th/II, editor of the seventh edition of Alan Herbert's, Official Price Guide To Mint Errors 7th edition.
An Author's Index of numerous articles that he penned for his Collectors Universe column can be found in the PCGS Library and are recommended reading.
In August of 2004, the Numismatic Literary Guild named Potter as the author of the best article (or series or articles) on coins to appear in a Numismatic Newspaper (in 2003) for his "Spiked Head" on proof coins series that appeared in Numismatic News and again for the same honor in 2008 for his series on Presidential dollar coin errors appearing in Numismatic News in 2007, He won the same NLG award two more time for series of articles in Numismatic News.
He is currently the administrator of Error-Variety News Education Center on Facebook.