Category Archives: ACTF

Anti-Counterfeiting: Attempt Made to Sell Fake $300,000 Gold Coin

Seller a suspect in another counterfeits case   Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), federal and local California law enforcement agents now are investigating the attempted sale of $400,000 worth of counterfeit coins – including a fake example of the historic 1879 Coiled Hair gold $4 “Stella” that brought $300,000 at […]

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Minnestoa Dealer Sentenced to 30 Months Federal Prison for Selling Counterfeit Coins

Fraud scheme carried out in multiple states, some victims still may be unidentified   By Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) …… Minnesota coin dealer Barry Ron Skog, 68, was sentenced July 9 to 30 months in federal prison for carrying out a counterfeit coin fraud scheme in multiple states. In addition, Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright, U.S. […]

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PNG Strengthens Anti-Counterfeiting Bylaws, Welcomes 10 New Members

As part of the organization’s anti-counterfeiting efforts, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has added additional conduct restrictions to its Code of Ethics regarding involvement with fakes. Four words, indicated here in italics, have been added and are now part of section seven of PNG’s By laws: “To refrain from knowingly participating in, abetting or dealing […]

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Nominate an anti-counterfeiting crusader for a prestigious honor

(Temecula, California) February 19, 2019 — Do you know someone who has actively helped in the fight against counterfeit coins, banknotes, and/or fake third-party encapsulation holders the past year? The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) is seeking nominees for its third annual Alan Kreuzer Memorial Award.
“This
award is a prestigious honor to recognize the vigorous anti-counterfeiting
efforts of collectors, dealers, law enforcement agents or others who are
diligently trying to protect the numismatic marketplace,” said ACEF Executive
Director Robert Brueggeman

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Nominate an anti-counterfeiting crusader for a prestigious honor

(Temecula, California) February 19, 2019 — Do you know someone who has actively helped in the fight against counterfeit coins, banknotes, and/or fake third-party encapsulation holders the past year? The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) is seeking nominees for its third annual Alan Kreuzer Memorial Award.
“This
award is a prestigious honor to recognize the vigorous anti-counterfeiting
efforts of collectors, dealers, law enforcement agents or others who are
diligently trying to protect the numismatic marketplace,” said ACEF Executive
Director Robert Brueggeman

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PNG Steps up Fight Against Fakes With Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation

New nonprofit entity created to accept donations for important 2019 work by Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force The Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) accomplished major victories combatting fakes and educating the public about counterfeits in the marketplace in 2018, according to ACTF Coordinator Beth Deisher. She envisions continued success in 2019 following the recent major reorganization of the […]

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PNG leaders step up fight against fakes with Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation

New nonprofit entity created to accept donations for important 2019 work by Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force
(Temecula, California) November 29, 2018 — The Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) accomplished major victories combatting fakes and educating the public about counterfeits in the marketplace in 2018, according to ACTF Coordinator Beth Deisher. She envisions continued success in 2019 following the recent major reorganization of the group’s parent organization, the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF)

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Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force Moves to Foundation

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) …… The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) and the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) have jointly announced an agreement to transfer the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) and the position of director of anti-counterfeiting from ICTA to the non-profit 501-C-3 foundation. The transfer became effective November 15. The volunteer […]

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Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force moves to foundation

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets and the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation have jointly announced an agreement to transfer the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force and the position of director of counterfeiting from ICTA to the non-profit 501-C-3 foundation.
The transfer became effective November 15

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RARCOA and Standard Numismatics Merger Finalized With $100,000 PNG Anti-Counterfeiting Donation

Rare Coin Company of America, Inc. (RARCOA) of Willowbrook, Illinois and Standard Numismatics LLC of Chicago have completed their previously announced merger. In recognition of finalizing the arrangement, leaders of both firms, RARCOA Chief Executive Officer Wayde Milas and Standard Numismatics President Brett Charville, are each donating $50,000 to the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) to […]

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PNG donates to ICTA’s anti-counterfeiting efforts

To help fight fake numismatic merchandise in the marketplace, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has donated $15,525 to the Industry Council for Tangible Assets Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF).
“Our PNG board members personally donated $10,500 and the remainder of the money came from a portion of the fee for PNG members who took tables at the 2018 PNG/ANA Numismatic Trade Show in Philadelphia,” explained PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman

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ICTA celebrates 35 years of business

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) is incredibly proud to have turned 35 in July—but we’re even more proud of how we achieved it. ICTA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by the membership

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ACTF special exhibit of counterfeit coins, bars for public education

Among the counterfeits to be on display in the special exhibit are fake gold bars in fake APMEX, PAMP, and Royal Canadian Mint holders. Hover to zoom

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ACTF special exhibit of counterfeit coins, bars for public education

Among the counterfeits to be on display in the special exhibit are fake gold bars in fake APMEX, PAMP, and Royal Canadian Mint holders. Hover to zoom

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ACTF special exhibit of counterfeit coins, bars for public education

Homeland Security loans items to illustrate levels of deceptiveness, diversity
The Industry Council for Tangible Assets’ (ICTA) Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) will exhibit a five-case display of counterfeit coins, precious metals bars, and grading holders during the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money from August 14-18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
The counterfeit items are on special loan from the Cherry Hill, N

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ACTF special exhibit of counterfeits coins, bars for public education

Homeland Security loans items to illustrate levels of deceptiveness, diversity
The Industry Council for Tangible Assets’ (ICTA) Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) will exhibit a five-case display of counterfeit coins, precious metals bars, and grading holders during the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money from August 14-18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
The counterfeit items are on special loan from the Cherry Hill, N

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The Mike Fuljenz Metal Report on Gold and Silver

Gold and Silver Report By Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion …… Commerzbank Predicts $1,500 Gold, $20 Silver in 2019 For the first half of 2018, gold and silver were down 3% to 4% while the U.S. stock market was flat. The main culprit was a strong U.S. dollar in the second quarter. Gold […]

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Silver, gold American Eagles most counterfeited bullion coins

Since 1986 when the United States Mint first introduced silver and gold American Eagle bullion coins, they have been top sellers in the United States as well as around the world.
A new survey conducted by the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) indicates the popular U

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Silver, gold American Eagles most counterfeited bullion coins

Since 1986 when the United States Mint first introduced silver and gold American Eagle bullion coins, they have been top sellers in the United States as well as around the world.
A new survey conducted by the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) indicates the popular U

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Man pleads guilty to selling, importing fakes; impersonating agent

ACTF plays a key role in the investigation and assists experts in identifying fakes
A New Jersey man admitted June 25 to impersonating a federal agent while selling counterfeit coins and bars and unlawfully importing counterfeit coins and bars into the United States, according to U.S

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Silver, gold American Eagles most counterfeited bullion coins

Since 1986 when the United States Mint first introduced silver and gold American Eagle bullion coins, they have been top sellers in the United States as well as around the world.
A new survey conducted by the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) indicates the popular U

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Silver, Gold American Eagles Most Counterfeited Bullion Coins: ICTA

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ……   Since 1986 when the United States Mint first introduced silver and gold American Eagle bullion coins, they have been top sellers in the United States as well as around the world. A new survey conducted by the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) indicates the popular U.S. bullion coins […]

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Gold & Silver Political Action Committee May 2018 e-Newsletter

By John Villavicencio for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee…… Gold & Silver Political Action Committee News Update on Candidate Steve Bieda Last month the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee reported that we were supporting Steve Bieda (D) in his race for Michigan State Senator. In the fast-moving world of politics, the only thing certain […]

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Gold & Silver PAC May 2018 e-Newsletter

By John Villavicencio for the Gold & Silver PAC …… Gold & Silver News From the Political Coordinator Update on Candidate Steve Bieda Last month we reported that we were supporting Steve Bieda (D) in his race for Michigan State Senator. In the fast-moving world of politics, the only thing certain is change. Steve withdrew from […]

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Greg Allen new ACTF Steering Committee chair

World Mint Work Group joining anti-counterfeiting effort
Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) Chairman Philip N. Diehl has announced the appointment of Greg Allen as chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) Steering Committee

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Greg Allen New Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force Steering Committee Chair: ICTA

World Mint Work Group joining anti-counterfeiting effort By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ……   Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) Chairman Philip N. Diehl has announced the appointment of Greg Allen as chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) Steering Committee. ACTF Steering Committee members serve as leaders of more than a dozen Work […]

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Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force Reorganizes Research, Adds Three Work Groups

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ….. The Industry Council for Tangible Assets’ (ICTA) Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) has reorganized one of its original work groups and added three new groups since its early August meeting prior to the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver. Additionally, new members have joined the Steering Committee and […]

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Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force Reorganizes Research, Adds Three Work Groups

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …..   The Industry Council for Tangible Assets’ (ICTA) Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) has reorganized one of its original work groups and added three new groups since its early August meeting prior to the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver. Additionally, new members have joined the Steering Committee […]

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ACTF reorganizes research group, adds three work groups

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets’ Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force has reorganized one of its original work groups and added three new groups since its early August meeting prior to the World’s Fair of Money in Denver. Additionally, new members have joined the Steering Committee and work groups

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