9/11 Commemorative Coin Challenged As “Scam”

9/11cCoinVia Fox News:

A coin commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks is drawing the ire of consumers and politicians who have learned that the coin may be just a worthless trinket that has no affiliation with the U.S. government and does not benefit the 9/11 Memorial.

Katie Smith and John Shughart of Carlisle, Pa., thought they were buying a priceless piece of history. Now, the coin they bought may have not even a cent of value.

“I think it’s a complete rip-off,” says Smith. “It’s a scam.”

The couple called a 1-800 number and ordered a 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Coin after seeing a commercial on TV. The commercial claims the coin has “sculptures of the USS New York and the World Trade Center towers, inset with jeweler precision on its obverse, each entirely clad in .999 pure silver actually recovered from beneath the ashes of ground zero.”

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  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    If you create a sacred cow that stupid people are expected to worship blindly…someone clever will come along with an appetite for hamburgers.

    The fail started with “the couple called a 1-800 number…after seeing a commercial on TV”

    • Liam_McGonagle

      Of course, the only question that this incident should provoke in the “victims'” minds is precisely the one that they will never ask themselves:

      “How exactly can you own a piece of American history?”

      >Shudder< Oh God no! Whatever the horrors you show us, O Lord, please test not our faith in Laissez Faire capitalism!

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    If you create a sacred cow that stupid people are expected to worship blindly…someone clever will come along with an appetite for hamburgers.

    The fail started with “the couple called a 1-800 number…after seeing a commercial on TV”

  • sssseth

    I think this is just what happens to you when you decide to buy something this fucking stupid and tasteless.

  • sssseth

    I think this is just what happens to you when you decide to buy something this fucking stupid and tasteless.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Of course, the only question that this incident should provoke in the “victims'” minds is precisely the one that they will never ask themselves:

    “How exactly can you own a piece of American history?”

    >Shudder< Oh God no! Whatever the horrors you show us, O Lord, please test not our faith in Laissez Faire capitalism!

  • Jordan

    Obviously, the point isn’t about the couple at all. It was made from silver found below the ashes at Ground Zero? It’s as offensive as coins made from stolen jewelry from Holocaust victims. Scam.

  • Jordan

    Obviously, the point isn’t about the couple at all. It was made from silver found below the ashes at Ground Zero? It’s as offensive as coins made from stolen jewelry from Holocaust victims. Scam.

  • hunter349

    I’ve always wondered why we don’t crack down on this kind of bull crap. There is a thin but very distinct line between making a good business deal and ripping people off. Bundling bad loans together selling them to unwitting investors and then betting against those loans comes to mind.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always wondered why we don’t crack down on this kind of bull crap. There is a thin but very distinct line between making a good business deal and ripping people off. Bundling bad loans together selling them to unwitting investors and then betting against those loans comes to mind.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always wondered why we don’t crack down on this kind of bull crap. There is a thin but very distinct line between making a good business deal and ripping people off. Bundling bad loans together selling them to unwitting investors and then betting against those loans comes to mind.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always wondered why we don’t crack down on this kind of bull crap. There is a thin but very distinct line between making a good business deal and ripping people off. Bundling bad loans together selling them to unwitting investors and then betting against those loans comes to mind.

  • Bleaksquid

    What a ghoulish thing to buy.

  • Bleaksquid

    What a ghoulish thing to buy.

  • Balh

    .999 pure silver should be your first clue. However, this sort of thing, ripping ppl off viva tv commercial needs to cease, along with all the other fake advertising corporations.

  • Balh

    .999 pure silver should be your first clue. However, this sort of thing, ripping ppl off viva tv commercial needs to cease, along with all the other fake advertising corporations.

  • Anonymous

    “Own a piece of history,” it says.

    All I got was ripped off.

    “Well, that’s some US history for ya.”

  • chonus

    “Own a piece of history,” it says.

    All I got was ripped off.

    “Well, that’s some US history for ya.”

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