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NGC Experts Join Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation Team to Fight Fakes

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation now ACEF’s official authentication service


Authentication experts from Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) are now assisting the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) in the ongoing fight against rare coin and bullion-related fakes in the marketplace.

“NGC is now the official authentication service for the foundation and its Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force. ACEF assists federal, state, and local law enforcement as well as prosecutors to fight counterfeiting and the sales of counterfeit coins. This important work has resulted in the seizure of thousands of fakes and the apprehension and conviction of sellers of counterfeit items,” explained ACEF Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

“In addition to the foundation’s volunteer expert network, under a recently signed three-year agreement we also have added the knowledgeable services of NGC’s world-class numismatic experts. ACEF considers the alliance with NGC as a natural progression because both organizations are extensively involved in curtailing the amount of counterfeits we see in the market,” said Brueggeman.

NGC is one of the world’s largest third-party grading services for coins, tokens, and medals, and is the official grading service for both the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). Since 1987, NGC has authenticated and graded more than 48 million coins, each backed by the NGC Guarantee of authenticity and grade.

“NGC is honored to be named the official grading and authentication service of the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation,” stated Mark Salzberg, NGC Chairman and Grading Finalizer. “This appointment reflects NGC’s longstanding leadership position in counterfeit detection, a result of our world-class team of experts and state-of-the-art technology.”

Collectors, dealers, and the general public can assist in the fight against fakes.

“See it? Report it!,” advised former Police Chief Doug Davis, ACEF Director of Anti-Counterfeiting. “If you have information about a counterfeit, you can easily go to the ACEF website, www.ACEFonline.org, and click on the Counterfeit Alert tab.”

“The important work of the foundation and the task force is supported entirely by donations,” explained Brueggeman. “The ACEF is a 501(c)(3) corporation and all donations to ACEF are tax deductible.”

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For additional information or to make a donation, contact the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation by phone at 817-723-7231, by email at [email protected], or visit the web site at www.ACEFonline.org.

Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation
Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundationhttps://acefonline.org/
The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation Inc. (ACEF) is a 501 (c) (3) public charity incorporated in the state of Delaware. They work to mobilize law enforcement resources to protect the integrity of U.S. and world coinage by educating officials on the economic impact and growing threat of counterfeit circulating, collectible, and bullion coins. The ACEF seeks to become the primary industry liaison with law enforcement and other government agencies; provide education, expertise, and other resources to law enforcement to curtail the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit coins in the United States; and assist in the prosecution of suspects involved in any aspect of coin counterfeiting. The Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force is a division of the foundation and is comprised of 26 experts who volunteer their time in pursuit of the shared mission.

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