So it has begun.
The Federal government has determined it can and will confiscate all Silver and Gold Liberty Dollars that are displayed openly and not for educational uses only in displays. In other words all the Liberty Dollars in stores on Ebay for sale can/will be confiscated by the federal government.
There was a trial earlier this year in North Carolina against Bernard von NotHaus, the founder and creator of the Liberty Dollar. He was convicted by a jury for creating an alternate currency. The Liberty dollars are now considered counterfeits, contraband and subject to seizure.
This is so totally outrageous! This is simply an excuse for the government to try and get as much silver and gold they can from the public and desperation on the part of the government.
The Liberty Dollars did not resemble any coin in the U.S. nor did it bill itself as an alternate currency. It has and was a collectors coin of pure silver and gold.
Here is a picture of the Silver Eagle, which the Liberty Dollar does not resemble at all.
portions of the article:
Rose served as lead prosecutor in the Bernard von NotHaus case. Von NotHaus, creator of the Liberty Dollars, was convicted in federal court in March on multiple charges involving the alternative currency.
Rose said because von NotHaus’ conviction included violations of Sections 485 and 486 of Title 18 of the United States Code, the Liberty Dollar medallions were determined to be counterfeits, contraband and subject to seizure.