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Links for Consumers

Consumers are sometimes confused or concerned about advertising they see for various coin-related products.  This has led consumers to contact the United States Mint about issues relating to advertising, counterfeiting, investing and other consumer concerns.  To help consumers find the answers they need, we've assembled the links below.

Helps consumers identify counterfeit coins, especially coins that have been altered to look like rare coins.

Serves as a nonprofit, educational organization, chartered by Congress, dedicated to the collection and study of coins, paper money, tokens and medals.

Serves to advance the study and appreciation of coins, medals and related objects, maintains a numismatic collection and library, supports scholarly research and publications and sponsors educational and interpretive programs for diverse audiences.

Describes the U.S. Postal Inspection Service's role in investigating and enforcing over 200 federal statutes related to crimes involving the U.S. Mail, the Postal Service and its employees.  Provides consumers the opportunity to file an electronic Mail Fraud Complaint.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the nation's consumer protection agency.  The FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection works for the consumer to prevent fraud, deception, and unfair business practices in the marketplace.

This everyday guide to being a smart shopper is full of helpful tips about preventing identity theft, understanding credit, filing a consumer complaint, and much more.

You can contact your state Attorney General’s Office to find out if any complaints have been filed against a business or to file a complaint with your state’s consumer protection division.

The appearance of external links on the United States Mint's website should not be construed to imply that the United States Mint sponsors or endorses the target site's organization or its products, services, and information.  Furthermore, the United States Mint does not control or influence, and it cannot be responsible for, the content of the target web site.