Schumer, Nadler Want “Fake” 9/11 Coins Off Market

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Some people will do almost anything to cash in on 9/11 and now there’s a call to crack down on a company selling coins it claims are made of silver from ground zero.

Senator Chuck Schumer and Congressman Jerrold Nadler said the company, which sells the $29.95 coin commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, has no shame.

The New York representatives claim the Portchester-based National Collector’s Mint is deceiving the public by their claim the silver used in some of the coins was extracted from the rubble and that they had the exclusive license authorized to use the FBI insignia.

“Let’s be honest, we all know what this is. It’s an attempt by an unscrupulous business to confuse consumers and make them think it is the official 9/11 coin. It’s disgusting,” said Schumer.

WCBS 880’s Monica Miller gets comments from Sen. Schumer

WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reports both lawmakers say that an official coin will be produced later this year to help fund the National September 11th Memorial and Museum.

They are asking the Federal Trade Commission to shut down the operation and for the U.S. Mint to place notice of their web site alerting consumers to phony coins.

“Every dollar spent on these fraudulent coins is two dollars lost that could have gone to honor those who put everything on the line for this country,” said Schumer.

  • badman

    anybody who buys cheeseball junk like this deserves to get his money stolen



  • jerseyjoey

    Good ole Capitalism at its worst but freedom of the market place comes first even if its a shamefull marketing ploy. Bottom line here is Government keep out of my freedom. Don’t ya think these two jackarses should be doing some real work like gett people back to work, Plus since when is there any truth to advertisement after all they learned to lie and decive from Uncle sam.

  • KPMc

    Let’s try again…

    It is tasteless for this company to do this, yes. But isn’t it also just as reprehensible that there will be an “OFFICIAL” 9/11 coin?

    Who has the right to call it “official”?

    And.. who in their right mind would buy any of this garbage anyway? More painless patriotism for the lemmings.


    “Every dollar spent on these fradulent coins is two dollars lost that could have gone to honor those who put everything on the line for this country,” said Schumer.

    1. Can you at least spell fraudulent correctly?

    2. Will someone tell me how this new math works? How can someones spent one dollar somehow equal two dollars? What the hell is Schumer talking about?

    • Hillary

      God knows what he’s talking about….seems like he has nothing better to focus on…

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