UPDATE: Jan. 25, 2011
In 2004, a judge told the company to stop selling its Freedom Tower Silver Dollar after a complaint from then-Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. (the commercial above)
A Port Chester company is run by "scam artists" Sen. Charles Schumer said Monday, as he called for the FTC to stop the company from selling Sept. 11 commemorative coins. The coin features a likeness of the World Trade Center and the U.S.S. New York, both etched in the claimed "Ground Zero silver." The company's advertisement for the coin says the silver Twin Towers and Navy ship can be angled to "stand on the face of the coin," much like a pop-up book.
While the coin is hawked in between commercials for gold bullion and ads for The Scooter Store, Schumer says it's cutting into sales of the "official 9/11 medals" that Schumer authorized earlier this year.