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Is Littleton Coin Company As Good As The Rest

 
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 Posted 03/22/2021  08:43 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Coins2020 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have 5 1997 Littleton silver eagles in original packaging. Some at least one is very nicely toned. Are they worth more as is or opening and selling them as 1997 eagles?


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 Posted 03/22/2021  08:54 am  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do not think that any serious coin collector ascribes any additional value to a Littleton plastic envelope.
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 Posted 03/22/2021  09:07 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Any serious collector? No. That said, we have been successful in selling them at a premium soley due to the brand name.
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 Posted 03/22/2021  09:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Then do you pay a premium as well?
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IMHO, they over charge and more than some times over grade. The packaging is what makes the coins tone and not always nicely. I would steer clear.
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 Posted 03/22/2021  11:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Littleton is a cross between a coin company and a carnival huckster. Their target audience is uninformed "collectors" on the fringe of the hobby.
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 Posted 03/22/2021  12:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And Grand Parents, bless their hearts.
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 Posted 03/22/2021  12:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PlumCrazy814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Littleton has been around a long time. In my experience, their quality is high but as others have stated their prices tend to exceed market value. If you don't like the Littleton packaging, you are not going to lose anything by moving the coins to a better preservation/storage solution.
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 Posted 03/22/2021  12:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Littleton filled many holes in my Lincoln and Buffalo (Bison) nickel folders during my early years.
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 Posted 03/22/2021  1:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kcm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Littleton provides a service. Some want this service. I once wanted a drink - in a hotel near Orlando airport. A manhattan -- two jiggers whiskey, one red vermouth. Price paid: $18.00. Needed three. bought one. Home and off the airplane I sipped two more. Cost: $3.00.

Littleton has for decades sold coins alongside convenience. As a coin enthusiast, I find Littleton inconvenient and condemn all who pay for convenience.

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Given the option of choosing between a very interesting coin or a rather valuable one, I'd choose the former every time . My vexation lies in the fact that the two so often coincide.
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 Posted 03/22/2021  3:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add machine20 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
you'd make more selling them in the packaging. I don't know why you'd take them out
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 Posted 03/22/2021  4:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coins2020 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I will not take them out of their original packaging. Of the 5 4 have very minimal toning but one has a beautiful golden toning that looks beautiful.
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