Littleton Coin Company

In this edition of Behind the Scenes
I take you on a journey into the world of our LCC Coin Graders

Littleton Coin Company has been a leader in the numismatic field for over 70 years. One of the many reasons we have been able to remain a leader is the quality of our coins...

The “Weighting” Game
What’s the difference between Troy & Avoirdupois?

Have you heard a coin’s weight being given in “troy ounces” or “avoirdupois ounces” and wondered, “what’s the difference?!” Word HistoryAvoirdupois (pronounced avwa-du-pwah) This word comes from the Old French “aveir de peis,” or...

The “Fort Knox of Silver” is now the newest U.S. Mint

You probably know there are U.S. Mints in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco. But you may not know that a fourth and newest U.S. Mint is located in West Point, NY (site of the...

How you can tell a rare issue from a novelty coin

“Heads I win, tails you lose…” I can still hear it: Dad teasing us with that riddle when we were kids, as he’d flip a coin. But when it comes to a two-headed (or...