New to Collecting?
Congratulations on your new interest in coin and paper money collecting!
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Welcome to the hobby that lets you hold history right in your hands! Through coin and paper money collecting, you can explore our country and the world, recall dramatic events and prominent leaders of the past, and own genuine artifacts 100, 200 or even 2,000 years old! On this page, you'll find everything you need to get started in this exciting and rewarding hobby.
To make collecting even easier, we've created guides for the most common types of collections. Covering everything from the designs and history of the coins to the key dates you'll need and what storage options are available, these are great resources for beginning a collection. Take a look!
Honors an innovation or innovator from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the 5 U.S. territories.
America's longest-running coin series also makes one of the most popular starter collections!
This popular ongoing series features America's favorite national parks & historic sites.
Big, bold and 90% silver – it's easy to see why so many people love collecting Morgan dollars!
Honoring presidents in order of service and now struck in limited numbers for collectors.
The world's most popular 1 oz. silver coin struck in 99.9% pure silver is the Silver American Eagle.
With 5 different designs each year, the Statehood quarters were one of America's most popular coin series ever!
America's most widely-issued currency type – and the only paper money issued today!
Essentials & Starters
Now you can get started collecting this popular series, or help out a new coin enthusiast with our FREE coin collecting card and lesson plan.
- Learn About Coins
- Coin & Currency History U.S. Coins By Type Coin Glossaries Grading Guides
- How to Get Started
- Welcome How to Collect For Beginners Top Questions
- Build a Collection
- Collecting Guides Collector Checklists Release Schedules
- Protect & Display
- Caring For Your Collection Coin Holder Guide Littleton Albums and Folders
- Read News & Articles
- Online Library Coin Collecting Resources Littleton Coin Press Room