Littleton Coin Company Web Site Receives Award

LITTLETON – An article on Littleton Coin Company’s website recently was named 2005’s “Best Web Site Article” by the Numismatic Literary Guild, an industry standard founded in 1968. The award-winning piece, Ed Reiter’s “The Weinmans: Arbiters of Taste in U.S. Coinage,” was published in Collector’s Corner, Littleton’s website column.

Ed Reiter and Dave Sundman with the first NLG award for "Peace Dollar Model Had Special Claim to Fame"

This is the second year running that a Collector’s Corner article has won a top award from the prestigious Numismatic Literary Guild. Since the early 1970s, the NLG has conducted annual competitions to recognize the best books, articles, columns, auction catalogs, newsletters and other literary works produced in the field of numismatics. Last year, Reiter’s “Peace Dollar Model Had Special Claim to Fame” also won “Best Web Site Article,” earning Littleton’s website its first NLG award.

Reiter devoted this year’s winning article to father and son Adolph and Robert Weinman, both sculptors and medalists. Adolph designed the Winged Liberty (or “Mercury”) dime and the Liberty Walking half dollar. His son served as chairman of the panel that selected the designs for the three bicentennial coins of 1975-76.

A numismatist with a national reputation, Reiter is a former editor of Numismatics News and author of The New York Times Guide to Coin Collecting. He wrote the numismatics column for the Sunday edition of The New York Times for almost a decade. He is currently senior editor of COINage and, among other assignments, writes Collector’s Corner articles exclusively for Littleton Coin.

Now celebrating its 60th year, Littleton Coin Company, which is based in Littleton, New Hampshire, is one of the world’s largest coin and paper money mail-order operations. Maynard Sundman founded the company in 1945. Today, it employs more than 300 people and provides friendly service to collectors nationwide.