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Ancient Coins for Education, Inc. (ACE) was established in 2001 as a registered non-profit organization to encourage learning about Classical (Greek, Roman, and Byzantine) history through the use of ancient numismatics. ACE provides coins to students for their study and attribution with the help of online and computer resources.

ACE is run by volunteers and works primarily with middle and high schools (both public and private), with some elementary schools and universities also participating in specially directed versions of the program. Though the coins that ACE furnishes to these educational establishments are typically of lower monetary value, they provide a basis for unique, hands-on study of the ancient world. ACE lends assistance to creative school activities, such as Ancient Coin Museums and Archaeological Simulation projects, which encourage students' interest in ancient history.

"Pone historiam in manus discipulorum tuorum"
Put History into the hands of your students.

Ancient Coins for Education, Inc.
c/o Mark Lehman 77-A. Grattan St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
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For more information on ACE and its programs, please contact any of the following ACE directors at the above e-mail address
ACE DIRECTORS: Mark Lehman, John E. Ryan, Cathy Scaife, Souzana D. Steverding, Zee Ann Poerio, Scott Uhrick, Kevin Ingleston

Donations of uncleaned optimal quality ancient coins, identified ancient coins for the school program, prize coins for essay contests and Teacher supplied Resource prizes, coin flips, magnifiers, etc. are also needed to support the ACE program. Please contact ACE at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to discuss the items you would like to donate and make arrangements for shipping.

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ACE Essay Contest Fall 2017

We want all our teacher classes and student friends to "have a go"  at one of our Essay subjects this Fall. 

The teachers pick their favorites and send them in to us before Thursday, 30th November. Your essays then go before  our judges
and the placing winners are announced before the Holiday break.    We send your winning prizes  (Identified Ancient coins, of course!!)
out to the relevant teacher in the New Year for presentation. 

Good luck and pay careful attention to the details behind your Essays - we expect them to be based  on well researched information!






ACE Essay Contests

We will be issuing the details of this year's Essay Contest shortly.
Last Winter 2015/2016, we gave the contestants a selection of subjects from Roman times -   the Eruption of Vesuvius,the Revolt of the British Iceni, a powerful Severan woman, early Christians in the Roman Empire, etc.
We got some marvelous results in the form of fascinating essays.   We have sent the students -their prizes - with the Senior Winner in KY and the Junior winner in CA, and Runners Up in TX and MD.
Our congratulations to all who took part, as all those who were winners from their respective schools, received prizes

ACE Fall 2016 Essay Contest


Congratulations to the winners of our ACE Winter 2016
Essay Contest.  We got some outstanding essays. 

The 1st place winner came from Kentucky, where a
15 year old wrote an essay set in the period of
Justinian 1st , which was marked as "near perfect"
by one of our outside judges!  
Second place went to a 13 year old from Texas,
who wrote excellently about the Flavians.  
Our plaudits go to them and their obviously inspiring
teachers.      All school finalists will be receiving
identified coins in January 2017.