Welcome to Littleton Coin's Learn Center
Your one-stop resource for the exciting
hobby of coin collecting

Welcome to Littleton Coin's Learn Center, the place for everything you need to know about coins, paper money and the wonderful hobby of numismatics! This section features information to assist you with your collection whether you are just getting started or a seasoned pro. You'll find the most popular collector-requested topics here in one location. Visit often for new updates!

  • Did you know... That aside from the present-day $100 note, Benjamin Franklin has also been shown drawing electricity from the sky on a $10 National Bank note?
  • Did you know... The ancient Greek coin was named drachma because its value was equal to a handful of the iron or copper rods commonly used as small change.
  • Did you know... The Buffalo nickel design was so popular that it was brought back on 99.99% pure gold American Buffalo bullion coins of 2006 to date.
  • Did you know... A dollar bill's life span is approximately 21 months, while a dollar coin's is 30 years!
  • Did you know... The Liberty Cap half cent, issued from 1793-1797, was America's first and smallest coin denomination!
  • Did you know... "Buck" as a slang term for the U.S. dollar is thought to have originated in America's frontier days, when deer skins were used as a unit of exchange!
  • Did you know... Morgan silver dollars are named for their designer, George T. Morgan, an assistant engraver at the U.S. Mint from 1876-1917, and chief engraver from 1917 until his death in 1925.
  • Did you know... That it takes about 4,000 folds (forward and backward) before a note splits?
  • Did you know... That each year, nearly $400,000 in loose change is left behind at airport security checkpoints?

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