Classic US Coins – The Short-Lived Carson City Mint

Visiting America’s short-lived frontier mint in Carson City, Nevada By Littleton Coin Company ...........   Taking a vacation trip through Nevada and California recently, I visited the...

Littleton Coin Company in New Smithsonian Virtual Exhibit

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   The origins and growth of Littleton Coin Company, L.L. Bean, Williams-Sonoma and seven other well-known catalog companies are featured in...

Doorstop sets off America’s first Gold Rush!

By Littleton Coin Company Writing Team....   Last year , I wrote about a hunk of metal used as a doorstop that turned out to be...

Why U.S. Proof Sets are made for the holidays!

From the Littleton Coin Company Blog.....   Proof Sets were the grand prize of all my holiday stocking loot! Proof Sets are the Ultimate in Coin Art From the...

Coin Collecting for Beginners – Why Short Sets Are No Small...

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   Short set of 1934-1938 Buffalo nickels, all protected in a custom-made display holder (image courtesy Littleton Coin Company). For many collectors,...

Littleton Coin Announces Liberty Silver Coin Sweepstakes

Win a set of mint-state Liberty silver coins valued at $1,300 By Littleton Coin Company ........... Your grand prize awaits... In honor of National Coin Week and...

ANA Honors Notable Numismatists with Service Awards

Recipients recognized at the World's Fair of Money® Awards Banquet and Member Donor Reception The following individuals were formally recognized for their contributions to the...

Loonies, Toonies & Maple Leafs… Why Canadian Coins Captivate

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   Spanning 3,987 miles (5,525 if you include Alaska) the U.S. – Canadian border is one of the longest in the...

Littleton Coin launches Collector Stories Video Contest – 3 great prizes!

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   What’s your coin collecting story? Did you start when you were a child? Did you inherit a collection? Who was...

ANA World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim Quickly Approaching

The American Numismatic Association's (ANA) World's Fair of Money® in Anaheim is rapidly approaching and promises to be the biggest, most fun coin show...

Four Takeaways from Receiving the ANA Harry J. Forman Dealer of...

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   Littleton Coin Company president shares what he's learned from winning the prestigious award Recently the American Numismatic Association (ANA) honored me...

Bring the Olympic Games Home with One–Year–Only Coins

1952 Finnish Olympic Coin and a Bronze Medal from the same Games in Helsinki By Littleton Coin Company ...........   Let the games begin... the 2016 Summer...

Sundman Littleton Coin Lecture Series Draws Speakers to ANA 2014 World’s...

Jill Kimball, Public Relations, Littleton Coin Company.... Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Littleton Coin Company of New Hampshire sponsors a lecture series in honor its founder Maynard...

5 Ways You Can Avoid Falling for Counterfeit Coins

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   There’s been a lot of buzz lately in the numismatic world about counterfeit coins – especially those coming from China....

Choosing a Key Date Clad Roosevelt Dime

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com ....   We are 47 years into the clad era and the dust is yet to settle. Even though...

Riding the Rails with Hobo Nickels

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   Recently, I’ve seen a few replica rounds out there that copy some designs from the old “hobo nickels”. Turns out,...

Story of Maynard Sundman, the Lecture Series, and Littleton Coin Company....

David Sundman, President, Littleton Coin Company Susan McMillan, Education Manager, ANA........ Maynard Sundman created Littleton Coin Company and a family legacy in the numismatic and philatelic...

Influence & Power of Images Topic of Sundman Lecture Series

Meet presenters, discuss lectures during special gourmet luncheon This year’s Maynard Sundman/Littleton Coin Company Lecture Series looks at the power and influence of images depicted...

Classic US Coins – Why I Love Coins of the 1920s

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   Also known as the "Roaring Twenties" or the "Jazz Age", the 1920s are memorable for many reasons, including prohibition, gangsters,...

Money That’s “Out of This World!”

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   Can you imagine a collecting niche for Martian money? Seems like something out of a sci-fi movie – but recently,...

Rare CC Mint Die was once a family doorstop!

Who doesn't dream of finding a hidden treasure in their attic or behind a wall? Recently, a true treasure story came to light as I explored the background of a rare Carson City die owned by Littleton Coin Company. The true history of this fascinating piece began to revel itself back in 2003…

US Coins & Currency: The History of Nudity on U.S. Money

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   Nude: devoid of a natural or conventional covering, especially a person’s flesh. Whether you say nude, naked, unclothed, in the buff...

Hands on: Littleton Coin Company 2015 Advent Calendar – Video: 2:10

CoinWeek ordered an coin-themed Advent Calendar from Littleton Coin Company and asked a youngster to play with it. He liked looking at and learning...

Special Wartime Coins, Currency Helped Win WWII 70 Years Ago

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   While the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II has come and gone, I’m reminded of the emergency...

Where Did Modern Coin Folders and Albums Come From?

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   The Evolution of Organization I can still remember my first coin folder – I was about seven years old when Dad...

Littleton Coin Company: Coin Grading 101

By Littleton Coin Company ...........   Like nearly all collectibles (antiques, classic cars, comic books, baseball cards, stamps and more), the condition or grade of a...

Hands on with the March of Dimes Special Silver Coin Set...

Collectors of modern U.S. coins will have to wait until May 4, 2015 to get their hands on the upcoming March of Dimes Special...

Mix and Mingle at the Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

Member receptions and social events complement the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) educational programs with networking functions and other fun-filled activities. The Anaheim World’s Fair...

Budget Coin Collecting – Look For ‘UNCOMMON’ Commons

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ....   "Don't buy common coins" is standard and wise advice. Ironically, many who dispense that bit of numismatic counsel make...

Love Is In The Air… Coins that show your romantic side

By LCC Writing Team - Littleton Coin Company.....   They’re four little letters, but they can make your mind soar, your heart race, your palms sweat...