Tag: Littleton Coin Company

Technical Seminars, Money Talks Schedule for ANA World’s Fair of Money

Technical Seminars, Money Talks Schedule for ANA World’s Fair of Money

Attendees of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim are encouraged to sign-up for the ANA’s pre-convention, two-day Technical Series Seminars. From the fundamentals of grading United States coins to the more advanced techniques of detecting counterfeit gold coinage, the technical seminars offer proven tips and tools to enhance any collector’s […]

David Sundman Awarded 2016 ANA Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award

David Sundman Awarded 2016 ANA Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award

Sundman also to be celebrated during Legacy Series, Member & Donor Reception David Sundman, president of Littleton Coin Company in Littleton, NH, is the 2016 recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award. The award honors a professional numismatist who shows uncommon dedication to strengthening the hobby and […]

Littleton Coin Company: Coin Grading 101

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 coin is a major factor in its value. Any coin’s state of preservation determines how much of the original design is still present to be enjoyed, appreciated… and compared […]

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

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 of Money® is the perfect venue to socialize, network with fellow hobbyists, and connect in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The ANA welcomes members to the following Anaheim Social Events. 125th […]

How Modern Coins Are Made

How Modern Coins Are Made

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   You hold them in your hand, jingle them in your pocket, and flip them to make decisions – but have you ever wondered how coins are made? It’s one of those random musings that doesn’t come up often – but when it does, it arouses the curiosity. Coin-making has […]

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

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, flapper girls, speakeasies and bathtub gin! But they also stand out for beautiful and beloved U.S. coinage. In fact, every denomination–from the penny to the $20 gold piece–featured an […]

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

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

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, building a complete date and mint mark collection of any given coin series can be a daunting task. But there are some beautiful classic American issues that you […]

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

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 or nekkid… It’s the most natural state a person can be in. And yet, the only thing that’s socially acceptable is to cover up. It seems as though […]

Classic US Coins – The Short-Lived Carson City Mint

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 historic former Carson City Mint in the capital city of Nevada. Though a small, short-lived facility that struck U.S. coins only from 1870-1893, the Carson City Mint is […]

Littleton Coin Announces Liberty Silver Coin Sweepstakes

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 this year’s American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Portraits of Liberty: Icon of Freedom theme, Littleton Coin Company is giving away a four-coin set of historic silver coins – all […]

Where Did Modern Coin Folders and Albums Come From?

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 gave me a blue book that I could keep my Jefferson nickels in. “It’s a great way to save them,” he said. With his help, I’d filled in […]

Special Wartime Coins, Currency Helped Win WWII 70 Years Ago

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 wartime money that contributed to the great Allied victory. Steel pennies saved copper for the war effort, silver 5¢ coins saved nickel, and special paper money was issued for […]

Money That’s “Out of This World!”

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, there HAVE been some popular coins making headlines as they journey where no coin has gone before. In 2012, a 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln cent was strapped in for a […]

Loonies, Toonies & Maple Leafs… Why Canadian Coins Captivate

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 world. In the early 1990s, I lived near it for a few years. My kids, who were young, called their babysitter’s parents mémé and pépé. Because we lived close […]

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

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 your inspiration? Numismatists around the nation, and the Littleton Coin Company, want to know. Enter Littleton’s Collector Stories Video Contest, upload a short video describing your story and you […]

By February 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek IQ: Coin Albums Help Protect and Display Your Coin Collection – Video

CoinWeek IQ: Coin Albums Help Protect and Display Your Coin Collection – Video

Coin Albums may seem to be the stuff of beginner collectors, but that’s not so says legendary numismatist Q. David Bowers. In this CoinWeek IQ video, editor Charles Morgan discusses the many benefits of coin albums and what features you should look for before storing your valuable coins in them. This CoinWeek IQ video was […]

Doorstop sets off America’s first Gold Rush!

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 a rare Carson City die… but what about a 17lb rock that ignited a gold rush? America’s first gold rush didn’t happen in California – it happened in the […]

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

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 about coins. For collectors with small children, this might be an interesting and fun way to teach them about money and coin collecting. Transcript: Advent Calendars… that holiday tradition whereby children […]

By November 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Rare CC Mint Die was once a family doorstop!

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…

Sundman Littleton Coin Lecture Series Draws Speakers to ANA 2014 World’s Fair of Money. VIDEO: 6:29

Sundman Littleton Coin Lecture Series Draws Speakers to ANA 2014 World’s Fair of Money. VIDEO: 6:29

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 Sundman. Jill Kimball talks about the program and why it was launched. She shares some of the history of this well known numismatic company and the people responsible for […]

By September 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Numismatic Personality Series:  Highlighting David Sundman

Numismatic Personality Series: Highlighting David Sundman

David Sundman, President, Littleton Coin Company Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… David Sundman runs one of the largest mail order coin companies in the world. It was pioneered by his father Maynard Sundman who started the company when he was a kid. In this exclusive CoinWeek three part series, David shares how he became interested in […]

By September 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Influence & Power of Images Topic of Sundman Lecture Series

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 on money. The lecture series will be presented Aug. 8 during the American Numismatic Association’s 2012 World’s Fair of MoneySM at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The lectures will […]

 
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