Littleton’s Online Library
Welcome to Littleton's easy-to-use Online Library, featuring articles by numismatic experts on a wide variety of subjects relating to coins and paper money. These include Littleton Coin Company president David Sundman's popular and informative Bits & Pieces articles that have appeared in our quarterly Showcase catalog over the years.
Use the links below to browse coin articles by subject or by author, and please keep checking back for new articles as they are added to our Online Library.
The First Carson City Half Dollar Reverse Die
Precious silver ore from the Comstock Mines gave birth to the idea of Carson City as a site for a branch mint. In 1863, Congress passed a bill authorizing Nevada's Carson City branch mint...
"Short Snorter" is a strange term that may be familiar to some of our servicemen and servicewomen collectors, but a mystery to most of us...
10 Insider Tips Every Rare Coin Collector Must Know
These tips, distilled from centuries of varied experience, can help you maximize your personal enjoyment while building a coin collection of which you can be proud.
Retracing the Route of the Jefferson Nickel
It's hard to imagine today, but at one time the Jefferson nickel was considered quite dramatic. It was, in fact, part of what amounted to a coinage revolution...