A coin-collecting expert says the gold-dipped, painted coins are nothing more than a trinket, and the U.S. Mint -- the only official purveyor of U.S. currency -- says buyer beware.
"They are worth the face value of the coin. If the coin says 25 cents, it's worth a quarter," says Scott Travers, author of the Coin Collector's Survival Manual and a New York City coin dealer.
The U.S. Mint last month issued a warning that the heavily advertised commemorative coins -- produced by several private companies in various designs -- are not official U.S. Treasury products.
My feeling is that it's a phony BS rip off, just as he is!
Before we know it, his picture will be on our 3 dollar bills