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Local author’s new book answers question of what to do with that box of old coins


As a child, Beth Deisher enjoyed helping her aunt Etta Turner sort through the cash register of her small North Carolina grocery for rare or valuable coins, but she never imagined she would make a career of it and become known as a national expert on numismatics.

But today, the longtime Logan County resident has become just that and she will be on hand at Peach Tree Books and Gifts signing her latest book on coin collecting from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

“When I was growing up I would help my aunt find coins for her Whitman Folders, but I didn’t collect coins myself,” Mrs. Deisher said.

“I’ve collected books since I was 10 or 11 years old and my aunt was an influence on that. I understood the collector mentality. Either you have the collecting gene or you don’t — whether you collect coins or books or antique cars.

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