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ACEF’s New Education Program

Published April 24, 2024 | 1 min read

By Olivia McCommons

During its April 10 meeting, the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) board elected two new members (Brett Charville and Don Ketterling) and named an executive director (Beth Deisher). The board also approved a $377,000 budget to fund a robust public education program. It will include a social media presence, an enhanced website featuring a directory of trusted experts, and engagement in print media.

“We have to be proactive in reaching out to people of all ages interested in buying precious metals, coins, and other numismatic collectibles and arm them with knowledge about how to avoid counterfeits and other scams that especially target uninformed buyers,” says ACEF President John Albanese. “Nobody wants to be defrauded. Unfortunately, people new to the marketplace that become victims of counterfeiters quickly lose interest, and they miss out on good investments and the joys of a wonderful hobby.” 

The ACEF board is looking forward to implementing the education program and welcomes the support of the numismatic community, as the organization is funded entirely by donations. For information on how to donate, visit

A version of this article appeared in the June 2024 issue of The Numismatist (