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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 52, December 23, 2007, Article 17

LIBERTY DOLLAR FIRM REBRANDED AS LIBERTY NUMISMATICS

[The Evansville Courier Press published an article Monday 
with an update on Bernard von NotHaus and his Liberty Dollar 
organization. Now the firm has been named "Liberty Numismatics". 
-Editor]

The Evansville-based headquarters of a company that produces 
the Liberty Dollar is open again with a new name and a new 
product.

Liberty Numismatics, formerly Liberty Services, reopened 
earlier this month to raise money for its legal defense 
fund and to satisfy customers who continue to want to 
purchase Liberty Dollars, said company founder Bernard 
von NotHaus.

The reopening of the headquarters, at 225 N. Stockwell Road, 
came less than a month after federal agents raided it and 
took gold, silver and 60,000 newly minted coins featuring 
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.

The company produced the gold-and silver-backed Liberty 
Dollar as an "inflation-proof" alternative currency to 
the U.S. dollar.

The Nov. 14 raid occurred a little more than a year after 
a U.S. Mint warning that the alternative currency was 
illegal and in the midst of a lawsuit von NotHaus filed 
against the mint, arguing that the warning had no legal 
merit.

Von NotHaus said the name change reflects a change in the 
company's business model. It is no longer producing new 
Liberty Dollars, although it is hallmarking and selling 
already-produced coins with a small handcuffs icon in honor 
of the raid. The value has skyrocketed since the raid  at 
one point $20 Ron Paul Liberty Dollars were selling for 
more than $250  von NotHaus said Liberty Numismatics 
better reflects the collectible nature of the offerings.

The hallmarked coins, dubbed Arrest Dollars, are available 
for prices ranging from $15 to $30.

They are made from Liberty Dollars donated back to the 
company, von NotHaus said, and will soon be available 
only on eBay.

And before long, von NotHaus said they won't be offered at all.

"It's available between now and when I'm arrested," he said.

"So it's a very limited supply."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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