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January 27th, 2011
09:35 AM ET
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Jonas

    I am watching this with great interest. This company selling these coins under false pretense must be stopped from exploiting the people who lost their lives and those who are suffering a great deal as a result of the illness contracted as they were carrying out their jobs, which is saving lives.

    Whatever amount this company sold so far will be contested against in the court of law. This materials (gold and silver) are said to belong to ScotiaBank, thefore the materials did not come from the towers destroyed on the September 11 attacks against America.

    Thanks Mr. Cooper for bringing this to our attention. I have always enjoyed watching your program.

    January 28, 2011 at 12:47 am |
  2. Marianne Hurley

    Mr. Cooper,
    Do you know that CNN plays the ad for the 9/11 bogus coins?

    Would love to hear why?

    January 27, 2011 at 9:41 pm |
  3. Harvey

    @Stefanie Fuqua - If think it is sad seeing this from outside the United States, think of how it looks from inside this country. It saddens me to think anyone dumb enough to fall for such an obvious scam can still allowed to vote.
    The perps running this scam are paying big bucks to advertise this junk on the tube. That should give some idea of how many are being sold. Without the income from the product (and that is an insult to the word 'product'), they could never afford the TV ads.

    January 27, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
  4. Stefanie Fuqua

    would be nice there would be somebody who could protect me from having to see corruption/fraud/whatever you want to call it
    all this ,... and on TV!!!! its like you get forced to watch at a magazine from a guy couple with they child,....hahahahahaha,
    sorry german sarkasm
    only in america!!!
    actually very sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm |
  5. Joe G. (Illinois)

    So what are you saying Anderson?

    Do you want idolatry to be regulated by the Feds?

    A USA sanctioned federal committee designated exclusively to regulate idolatry? And wouldn't that be like crossing the line between religion and politics?

    January 27, 2011 at 6:30 pm |
  6. R. Murphy

    ...only in America!.....

    January 27, 2011 at 6:27 pm |
  7. Harvey

    Of course it is a scam. They can take a silver quarter recovered from ground zero and melt it into a ton of molten silver, stir, and presto. Even if your medal only contains one atom of silver from zero, they can state it contains silver from there. The same holds true for gold or any other material used to manufacture the 'coin'.

    The only value the medal has is its silver and gold content. If memory serves me right, the medal is plated with 14 mg of gold. This comes to 0.000045 troy ounces of gold worth (at Jan 27th price) about six cents. The value of the silver is much less than that. In other word it cost more to ship the 'coin' than it is worth.

    All of enhanced coins and currency on the market are other examples of this scam. Someone is now selling two dollar bills with a picture of the Grand Canyon printed on it. It is worth two dollars, the same as any other two dollar bill.

    Other examples include coins colorized or modified in any way by third parties. All they are worth is the face value of the coin or the value of the materials from which it is made, whichever is greater.

    Some foreign governments issue coins that are colorized, imprinted with holograms, etc. These may, or may not, have any collector's value. Canada is an example.

    The bottom line is make sure you understand what you are getting before you buy. Let the buyer beware.

    January 27, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  8. George Guadiane Austerlitz, NY

    Within half an hour of seeing this report, I saw the offending advertisement ON CNN

    What Tha?

    January 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
  9. John

    These ads have only been on the air for months now.

    Timely reporting!

    January 27, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
  10. Steve

    So when are those deceptive ads going to be taken off CNN? You're exposing an advertiser that's been running on your morning programming.

    January 27, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
  11. YouDork

    You Dork Inventor...

    The government didn't exploit the Iraqi oilfields anymore than you are able to exploit YouTube. Where is all this "exploited" oil anyway? Where is the huge fleet of oil tankers needed to move said oil back to the USA? Where are the lower prices at the pumps because we have this glut of exploited oil? It doesn't exist. Don't be such a nutjob.

    Now if you said we invaded Iraq to put pressure on Iran; or to remove a brutal dictator and his thugs; or to give al Queda a place to fight us that is someone else's country instead of ours; any of those I'd agree with.

    Maybe – just maybe – the missing WMD's ended up in Syria and / or Iran and that's why we couldn't find them. Or maybe we just moved too damn fast for them and they didn't have time to mix all the chemicals together or something. We certainly did find the raw materials for chemical warheads and stockpiles of NEW chem. suits for Iraqi army... But that's another story.

    January 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
  12. Gary Mak

    P.T. Barnun famously said, "There's a sucker born every minute." The United States Federal World Mint....Government Mint... National Mint... Only released to collectors....call this special number...only the first 5,000 will have the opportunity....personal code...you cannot buy from the mint...just discovered hoard....rare...free....act now don't delay...hurry, offer limited.... A certain segment of the population will always be too stupid to recognize a blatant con and can never be helped.

    January 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
  13. YouTube's Real Inventor

    CNN exploiting Anderson Cooper exploiting a scam exploiting 9/11 that the government exploited to exploit Iraqi oil fields?

    January 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  14. Phil

    Don't care to watch a video about this, I'll find the news elsewhere.

    January 27, 2011 at 12:47 pm |