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Counterfeit Battles Continued in May

A fraudulent advertisement for bullion coins on Facebook, fake encapsulation holders, and requests for expert help from federal agencies kept the non-profit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation busy during May 2020. “Among the cases, we’re investigating is the sale of 10 fake … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Coinage: A Costly Mistake

By Doug Davis The commentary below by Doug Davis originally appeared in the Spring 2020 edition of National Pawnbroker magazine. It makes its hobby debut here in Numismatic News, in an effort to share with the numismatic community this information … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Coins Importer Sentenced to 10.5 Years in Prison

On Jan. 29, a federal court judge in Camden, N.J. sentenced admitted counterfeit coins importer, Johnathan A. Kirschner, 35, of Moorestown, N.J., to 10.5 years in prison. After being alerted by members of the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation about the sale … Continue reading

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Online Counterfeit Reporting Available from ACEF

The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) now provides collectors, dealers, the general public and victims of suspected fraud with a convenient and secure way to report information about counterfeit coins, bars, holders, rounds, mint products, paper money or other suspicious counterfeit … Continue reading

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Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation Joins Forces with CrimeDex

(Temecula, California) October 30, 2019 — The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation has been granted membership into CrimeDex, the world’s largest criminal investigation network composed of more than 4,000 law enforcement agencies, financial institutions and criminal investigators across the United States and around … Continue reading

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Former Police Chief Doug Davis Named Anti-Counterfeiting Director of the ACEF

by Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation   Current Director Beth Deisher will step down in September after successful anti-counterfeiting work (Rosemont, Illinois) August 13, 2019 – Doug Davis, founder of the Numismatic Crime Information Center and a former Police Chief of the … Continue reading

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PNG strengthens anti-counterfeiting bylaws

As part of the organization’s anti-counterfeiting efforts, the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) added additional conduct restrictions last month to its Code of Ethics regarding involvement with fakes. Four words, indicated here in italics, have been added and are now part … Continue reading

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Nominations sought for Kreuzer Award

The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) is seeking nominees for its third annual Alan Kreuzer Memorial Award. This award recognizes vigorous anti-counterfeiting efforts of collectors, dealers, law enforcement agents, or others diligently trying to protect the numismatic marketplace from counterfeit coins … Continue reading

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