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Trump medals on sale

Gold, silver and copper medals featuring presidential candidate Donald Trump have been created by Bernard von NotHaus.

A lineup of the copper, silver and gold Trump medals going on sale.

A lineup of the copper, silver and gold Trump medals going on sale.

Featured on the obverse of each piece is a bust of the Republican candidate. On the reverse is the Torch of Liberty.

So as not to be confused with money the pieces feature the inscription, “Free Speech For Political Purpose Not To Be Used As Currency Money” on the torch side.

But will it work?

Von NotHaus was convicted of counterfeiting in federal district court in 2011, according to Wikipedia.

The torch is virtually identical to that used on the Liberty Dollars, which the federal government objected to in its legal proceedings against Von NotHaus.

Each of the one-ounce pieces has “Liberty Dollar” on them as well as indications of value. The gold piece has a $2000 value, the silver $25 and the copper piece $5.

But under those values are the letters “MSRP,” which are commonly understood to mean manufacturer’s suggested retail price.

World coin collectors will want to check out the Chicago International Coin Fair, held April 15th to the 17th.

World coin collectors will want to check out the Chicago International Coin Fair, held April 15th to the 17th.

Collectors may buy these pieces at the website www.trumpdollar.us. Orders may also be placed by telephoning (888) 542-3655.

Uncirculated $5 and $25 pieces are priced at MSRP value while the proofs cost $14.75 and $39.95, respectively.

The gold comes only in a three-piece proof set priced at $2,450.

Individuals who make their purchases before April 27 will also have the option to buy a first day of issue $25 silver piece for $35. It will be distinguished by a hand-stamped hallmark.

Shipment of all orders will commence in the order received after the First Day of Issue reception on April 27 at the Trump Tower in New York City, Von NotHaus said.

Five percent of all net sales will be donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel, Von NotHaus said.

This article was originally printed in Numismatic News.
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More Collecting Resources
• Come on down to the Chicago International Coin Fair in Rosemont, Ill. on April 14 to 17, 2016 to see impressive world coins, meet new collectors and participate in Heritage Auction’s fantastic coin auction.
• Keep up to date on prices for Canada, United States and Mexico coinage with the 2016 North American Coins & Prices guide.

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