Saturday, November 17, 2007

Paul Supporters Busted For Minting Coins

The Washington Post has the story:
Norfed officials said yesterday that the six-hour raid occurred just as its six employees were mailing out the first batch of 60,000 "Ron Paul Dollars," copper coins sold for $1 to honor the candidate, who is a longtime advocate of abolishing the Federal Reserve. The group says it has shipped out about 10,000 silver Ron Paul Dollars that sold for $20 and about 3,500 of the copper $1 coins. But it said the agents seized more than 50,000 of the copper coins -- more than two tons' worth -- plus smaller amounts of the silver coins and gold and platinum Ron Paul Dollars, which sell for $1,000 and $2,000.
So, do you think the feds are going to go after the Franklin Mint next?

(via ODub)

1 comment:

Chris in Oxford said...

That's a great story! They could call them "Loonies" like the Canadian dollar, but more appropriate considering who's minting them. Here's hoping that there's enough of them to pull some votes away from the Republican nominee next November when Paul goes independent.