Bogus 9/11 coin firm settles claims

January 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Economy

A company that sold September 11 commemorative coins supposedly containing silver from ground zero has agreed to pay 750,000 dollars (£474,683) to settle claims that it deceived consumers.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said the National Collector’s Mint, based in Port Chester, New York, charged customers for items they never ordered and failed to identify its wares as imitations.

A law passed in 2010 created an official September 11 medal marking the 2001 terror attacks in aid of the museum being built at the World Trade Centre site.

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