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Allen to lead counterfeiting fight

 Greg Allen

Greg Allen

Greg Allen has been appointed chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force Steering Committee.

The announcement was made by Industry Council for Tangible Assets Chairman Philip N. Diehl.

ACTF Steering Committee members serve as leaders of more than a 40 experts who volunteer their time and expertise to combat fakes.

This includes providing training and education for law enforcement, the numismatic community and the public about counterfeits of circulating, collector and bullion coins as well as precious metals bars.

Allen is president and chief manager of Greg Allen Coin, LLC.

He has been an active ICTA board member since 2008.

The ACTF Steering Committee was formed last year.

Allen continues to chair the Laws and Regulations Work Group and serve as secretary of the board of directors of the non-profit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation.

Allen succeeds Joe DeRosa of Loomis International, who served as the first chair of the ACTF Steering Committee. DeRosa will continue to serve as a member of the Transport/Storage Security Work Group.

Diehl also announced the establishment of the World Mints Work Group, a new group under ACTF’s umbrella that will bring much needed expertise to assist law enforcement in dealing with counterfeits of popular bullion coins and bars sold throughout the world.

The initial members of the World Mints Work Group include the Royal Canadian Mint, to be represented by Dave Norris; the Austrian Mint, to be represented by Andrea Lang; the Royal Australian Mint, to be represented by Mark Cartwright; and the Perth Mint, whose representative will be named later.

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