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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 39, September 24, 2006, Article 18

LIBERTY DOLLARS IN WEST PALM BEACH

Tony Swicer writes: "Regarding the Liberty Dollars, several gun
dealers here in West Palm Beach are distributors of these atrocities.
When silver was below $10 an ounce, they were passing off the $10
coins as real coinage at gas stations, restaurants, and grocery stores
as genuine legal tender. They would flat out tell the store clerk it
was real money, and they would accept it. They even came in our coin
shop trying to push them off on us. Now that their new $20 coin is
out, heaven help the ignorant store clerk.  As you can see from my
story, these guys are breaking the law."

[Trying to pass off these private issues as legal tender is certainly
questionable, and I believe it's these third-party shenanigans that the
Mint is hoping to forestall.  I didn't read anything to indicate that
making the Liberty Dollars was declared illegal.  I tend to agree with
the view that these are a modern incarnation of the Lesher Dollar.
-Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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