Littleton Coin Company

Behind the Scenes

A President, an Inventor and 2 Suffragists Walk into a World’s Fair

Courtesy of Philadelpia Encyclopedia The morning of May 10, 1876 in Philadelphia dawned with rain. But by 10 a.m., the clouds started to dissolve. The sun began to shine. And the enormous throng of

Coin collecting has grown dramatically during Littleton’s 75 years in business

When Littleton Coin Company was founded 75 years ago in 1945 by Maynard and Fannie Sundman, coin collecting was still in its infancy compared to today. Oh, there had long been a small number

100 years ago, the unsuccessful 18th Amendment went into effect

One hundred years ago on January 17, 1920, it became illegal to make, transport or sell “intoxicating liquor.” The 18th Amendment prohibiting these activities was ratified a year earlier on January 16, 1919. To

There’s much more to Monticello than the image on our 5¢ coins!

Except for the 2004-2005 Westward Journey nickels, the reverse of our 5¢ coins has pictured Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia home since 1938. But the crude image on the nickel does not do justice to Monticello!