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  1. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Nice its a colorized quarter like it but its considered damaged:(:(
     
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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Like a nice Rainbow !! :hilarious: Rainbow in the Dark .
     
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  5. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    I was under the assumption that it's illegal to deface money off any kind.
     
  6. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Ͳìɾҽժղҽʂʂ Ͳąҟҽղ ටѵҽɾ

    As long as you don't melt it down it's fine
     
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  7. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    No kidding? Learn something new, every day. Thanks!
     
  8. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    It is, but it doesn't stop HSN and the Bradford Exchange from producing this colorized crap.
     
  9. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Ͳìɾҽժղҽʂʂ Ͳąҟҽղ ටѵҽɾ

    Colorizing coins isn't illegal... If you don't melt it down or destroy it until it is unrecognizable (on purpose) then it's perfectly legal
     
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  10. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    Then again, the issue of colorizing coins probably falls into a legal grey area.

    Federal statute 18 USC 331 “whoever fraudulently alters, defaces, mutilates, impairs, diminishes, falsifies, scales, or lightens any of the coins coined at the mints of the United States … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.”

    However, it should be noted the keyword, in this case fraudulent. Therefore, there must be the intent to defraud a party to be considered an illegal act. Regardless, @CoinJockey73's question was rather narrow in scope, and yes, it is technically illegal to deface coins.
     
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  11. cpm9ball

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    Then again, wouldn't the prosecuting attorney have to prove "fraudulent intent"?
     
  12. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    That's a good point, @cpm9ball. However, with these manufactured "collectibles," it would probably be quite challenging to prove it. Regardless, I can't say I'm a fan of their marketing practices.
     
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  13. cpm9ball

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    Neither can I! Maybe it would help if Congress passed a law that mandated a 50% reduction from face value for the sale of any colorized coin. Never happen!
     
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  14. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Ͳìɾҽժղҽʂʂ Ͳąҟҽղ ටѵҽɾ

    I could literally take a sharpie and make the colorized quarter look better... no point in wasting $5 on a piece of junk that I could make myself
     
  15. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    No law broken, except the Sensible Use Concerning Art law...SUCA.

    Ever see the $ Bills with the chain messages on them? They are everywhere.

    Support the SUCA law, and don't buy and become a SUCA lawbreaker.

    This is a serious problem, because there is a SUCA offender born every day.
     
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