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One ACE Teacher's Guide for Teachers Print E-mail

A new-teacher "MUST READ!"  ACE Teacher Kate Gilbert from Ben Franklin Academy in Atlanta, Georgia offers wonderful insights and practical tips for a successful experience with the ACE program.  Included are step-by-step instructions about how to attribute ACE coins.  Kate's directions begin with one attribution technique of identifying the obverse image and inscription first, then the reverse.  Another technique highlighted in the ACE document "Attributing Your Roman Coin," advocates beginning with the reverse image.  You may want to try both methods to see which way works best for you and your students. 

Instructions for Uncleaned Coins Print E-mail

The coins that ACE now distributes to schools have each been checked by our very knowledgeable Director, Scott Uhrick, for students to identify.  However, if you  have secured uncleaned coins from another source than ACE, you may want to soak the coins ahead of time so that your students can remove the dirt from their surfaces.  Here are directions for safe conservation of uncleaned ancient coins.  Take care that you do not confuse "dirt" with the "patina" of the coin!  Read on . . .