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Privately Minted Liberty Dollars Banned by eBay at Secret Service’s Request

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An interesting development occurred this week that we thought might be of interest to our subscribers. At the request of the U.S. Secret Service, eBay has agreed to cancel and ban all auctions for privately minted Liberty Dollars. According to eBay, the reason for the ban is that these coins are now considered counterfeits or replicas by the U.S. government, and they have a strict guideline of forbidding the auctioning of counterfeit items.

These coins were produced by NORFED, whose founder, Bernard von NotHaus, was found guilty by the U.S. government of counterfeiting. The 68 year old von NotHaus faces up to 20 years in prison.

For a complete story of eBay’s ban of privately minted Liberty Dollars, please see this link.

Liberty Dollars

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Tony Davis is the owner of Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers, a full service Atlanta based coin and bullion dealer specializing in buying, selling and appraising coins and coin collections of all types and sizes. Tony frequently writes on various economic and numismatic related topics affecting the coin and bullion markets and has been published on some of the industry’s leading websites, including Coin Week, the American Numismatic Association, Coin Collector, Coinflation, and Coin Auctions Help, just to name a few. Visit Atlanta Gold & Coin’s website at atlantagoldandcoin.com to obtain additional information on the products, services and educational resources offered by his company. Tony can be reached at sales@atlantagoldandcoin.com or at 404-236-9744

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