Littleton Coin partners with A.C. Moore to introduce kids to collecting – 7,000 coin kits donated!

LITTLETON, N.H. – July 21, 2012. Littleton Coin Company partnered with arts & crafts retailer A.C. Moore to introduce the exciting hobby of coin collecting to thousands of school age children at their summer "Make and Take" event. Held at the nearly 140 participating A.C. Moore retail locations, the event included free Lincoln Cent Collecting Kits. The kits featured Lincoln cents, an informational coin card, magnifier and How to Collect Coins booklet. Over 7,000 kits were donated to the program!

Participants received a free Lincoln Cent Collecting Kit, which included this informational coin card.

During the event, children ages 4 and up learned how to identify coin dates and mint marks, discovered varied coin designs and learned about President Lincoln himself. Littleton representative Jill Kimball said, "The kids really got into it. They were handed magnifiers and were instantly captivated!" She added, "And the best part is we got to introduce families to an affordable hobby!" For those unable to attend the event, the coin card, collecting booklet and lesson plan are still available as free PDF downloads at LittletonCoin.com/LincolnCent4Kids.

Littleton Coin Company is a family-owned business started in 1945, which has grown to become one of the world's largest coin retailers. The company takes part in several initiatives annually to help promote the hobby of coin collecting, and in 2011, was named the American Numismatic Association's first official Youth Friendly dealer. For more information on Littleton Coin Company, visit www.LittletonCoin.com or facebook.com/littletoncoincompany.

For more information about A.C. Moore, or to locate your local A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts store, visit acmoore.com or facebook.com/acmoore.