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LuckyCoin App Review: The Improved Way to Organize Coins

Do you have trouble remembering what coins are in your collection, or do you want an easy way to keep track of how many coins are left to complete an album? LuckyCoin app presents a great way for coin collectors to monitor their collections.

A few weeks ago I was browsing through coin posts on Instagram when I stumbled across the LuckyCoin app’s instagram page. As someone with a lot of coins and poor natural organizational skills this sounded like a great way for me to store data about my coin collection.

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This article is my honest review, and although I have been in contact with the developer, Matt, it will not affect the review portion of the article. This review was not paid for.


I was able to get in contact with Matt while working on this review. It was great to talk to another coin collector, especially one who is also creating a resource for other numismatists. In my e-mail correspondence with Matt I asked him to tell me what inspired him to create the LuckyCoin app and he wrote:

I would say that I discovered coin collecting when I was 8 years old when my parents bought me a 50 States Quarter album. I became obsessed with trying to fill every slot and always looked through change to see if there were any coins that I didn’t have.

Over many years, my collection grew and it became necessary to write down which coins I needed if going to coin shows or anywhere else I did not have access to my collection to keep track of them all. This is where I got the idea from.

Matt, creator of LuckyCoin

LuckyCoin App’s Mission

The goal of the LuckyCoin app is to make organizing and cataloguing coins easier and mobile. It is helpful for coin collectors to have access to their collection at coin shows, coin shops, and even when coin roll hunting to easily track what coins are missing from their collection.



The LuckyCoin app is really easy to use, which is it’s best feature. Other phone apps to organize your collection require more steps to catalog coins you own. By simply tapping on a coin in the Lucky Coin app it can be added to your collection.

LuckyCoin Screenshot
“Coins” tab shows your progress.

It is also simple to customize how the app sorts through coins by applying different filters. You can choose how you want coins sorted by age, mintmark, and whether or not they are already in your collection.

LuckyCoin Screenshot
I chose to collect by mintmark, but I could also collect by date.

A similar app is CoinsChecker, which is a very similar concept, with poorer execution. LuckyCoin is faster, more attractive, and more intuitive to use than CoinsChecker.


In the ‘Summary’ tab you can find informative data about your collection. It includes: total number of coins, how many unique years you own, the face value, your oldest coin, and how complete your albums and sets are.

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My Summary Tab in LuckyCoin

The data is interesting, and also presents the most room for growth in the app. As more data is added to the application, this tab could tell a user lots of interesting data about their collection.


My biggest complaint with the app is that it takes a long time to input all the coins in your collection. For example, I have all the shield cents except for the 2013P. I don’t want to have to click every coin in the Shield series just to let myself know I can’t find a 2013 penny.

A helpful feature would be the ability to scan Whitman albums and have the app know which coins are present and which are missing.

Although there are certain aspects of the app that could enhance its usefulness, I have yet to encounter any bugs in the app. (Which is a feat in itself!)

Future Updates

The app is very new, but the developer, Mike, is consistently updating the app and looking for ways to improve LuckyCoin. Here is what Matt told me he plans to add to the LuckyCoin app:

  • Share your collection to view in the app
  • Take photos of your coins
  • Add mintage figures
  • Add silver content values
  • Add variety & error coins, proofs and foreign coins

Matt has a clear vision for where he wants the app to go and it was obvious from talking to him that he has the motivation to improve this app and make it a staple in any coin collector’s toolbox.

Final Thoughts

I like this app a lot! I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking to catalogue their collection.

I am excited to see how this app improves in the future. As more data gets integrated into the app, a numismatist could quickly access helpful information with LuckyCoin.

LuckyCoin Website Click Here

Have you tried the app? Add any comments or your own review in the comments below!

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Is Littleton Coin Company a Scam?

Should you buy from Littleton Coin Company?

If you have looked into buying coins online, then you have seen ads for Littleton Coin Company. They boast great deals on rare coins, but can this site be trusted?

Littleton coin company has been around since 1945. They sell individual coins, sets of coins, coin folders, paper money, ancient coins, world coins, and coin books.

I would not go so far as to call Littleton Coin Company a scam, but I would not recommend buying from them.

Littleton’s Prices

Littleton occasionally has very good deals, but most of the time they have outrageous prices. They advertise good deals on books and folders to draw you in to buy more expensive coins.

The “On Approval” Program

One of the shadiest business practices of Littleton Coin Company is the “on approval” program.

When you buy coins from Littleton, you make be shocked to receive more coins in your package than you bought. These coins are not free.

When you check out at Littleton you are agreeing to join the “on approval” program where they send you coins with the expectation that you will send coins back you don’t want and pay for the coins you keep.

On it’s own, on approval services are a great idea! It gives buyers the chance to sample coins and decide if they are of worthy quality. Littleton does not make it obvious that you are enrolling in their on-approval program when you check out.

My Experiences With Littleton

I purchased the U.S. Presidential Dollar folder from Littleton Coin Company, they had a promotion running where when you purchased the folder, they also sent you 7 uncirculated dollar coins for $7.

I was excited! The coin folder was cheap, and it came with coins to fill it.

I was disappointed when I received the package. The green Presidential Dollar folder was nice, but the coins seemed too dinged up to be uncirculated. No huge flaws, but smudging and small scratches. Oh well, the coins were practically free.

I noticed there was a white envelope in the box, initially I was excited, thinking that Littleton had sent me a free gift with my purchase. Instead, these were the Littleton On-Approval coins.

I was horrified, not realizing what I had signed up for. It felt like they were trying to strong-arm me into buying more coins for them.

The next day, I dropped the coins off in the mail to be sent back to Littleton. If the coins had been lost in the mail, I probably would have been on the hook to pay for them.

Better Places To Buy

Honestly, there are very, very few places more expensive than Littleton Coin Company. Even Amazon often has cheaper coins! Browse through Amazon’s collection here: Amazon Collectible Coins

I would recommend buying from a trusted coin dealer on eBay or even a gold/silver distributor like SD Bullion or Money Metals Exchange. By shopping at either of these sites by clicking a link from American Coin Stash, you also support this site! American Coin Stash is an affiliate advertiser of SD Bullion and Money Metals Exchange because I trust both of these companies.

Buy Gold and Silver

If you are looking for very specific coins, not in a lot and have a good eye for spotting genuine coins, eBay is a great resource! Just remember to know what you are looking for, it is easy to get addicted to eBay bidding. Plus, eBay is more likely to have fake products or mislabeled items. Sometimes the sellers don’t even know they may be mis-advertising a coin!

Final Thoughts

Calling Littleton Coin Company a scam makes it sound like they are doing something illegal. I have not seen any evidence that this company is doing anything illegal, but I do think the company could be more honest.

If Littleton made the opt-in for the On-Approval program more obvious and lowered some prices, I think it would make a great company. They have lots of inventory and name recognition.

If you are going to make a purchase from Littleton, be aware of what you may be signing up for.