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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 5, February 1, 2009, Article 28

OBAMA HUCKSTERS STICKING SUCKERS WITH STICKERS

Psst - wanna buy four coin-sized stickers for $75? No? I'll throw in $2 worth of real U.S. coins. Place your order by midnight tonight - these babies are going fast. -Editor
NCM Obama Stickers

Her collection of presidential coins is impressive and something Tanya Thomas takes great pride in. Her latest purchase, though, has left her feeling short-changed.

She paid The National Collectors' Mint a pretty penny for four Barack Obama coins, But she thought $75 was a small price to pay to add the 44th president to her collection. That is until her daughter brought them home after show and tell at school.

"The whole front comes off. It's just a sticker stuck on top of a regular quarter or regular Kennedy half dollar. It's just a Barack Obama sticker stuck on top", says Thomas.

While Thomas wasn't familiar with the National Collectors Mint out of New York, the Better Business Bureau is.

The coin dealer has an unsatisfactory record with the BBB, because there's been a pattern of complaints and the business has not taken action to correct them.

And here I am working for a living, when I could be raking in the bucks. The National Collector's Mint is really making a mint. We've discussed some of their products before, including its Freedom Tower silver dollar, made after the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade center towers in New York. I actually like some of their products, just not their prices. See our earlier E-Sylum article: NATIONAL COLLECTOR'S MINT COIN INCORPORATES LIGHT AND SOUND (http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n44a30.html)

-Editor


To read the complete article, see: Obama coin con short-changes collector (http://www.ktbs.com/news/Obama-coin-con-short-changes-collector--24588/#)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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