Freedom Tower Silver Dollar on Wikipedia
I’m a big fan of Wikipedia and I just found an entry on it about the coin we all know and love, the Freedom Tower Silver Dollar, minted by the National Collector’s Mint (NCM). The coin is not legal tender and has almost no value due to silver content because there’s so little. Due to fraudulent marketing practices the New York attorney general obtained a court order against them. On November 9, State Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Cannizzaro ruled that the company had engaged in deceptive and fraudulent marketing practices and ordered the company to terminate its misleading advertising of the coin.
The more people that know about this the better, because well-meaning individuals who think they are buying a little piece of history can easily be deceived by the NCM’s advertising tactics.
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