COLLECTIBLES: Taking Shots At an Eagle

Taking Shots At an Eagle

The U.S. Postal Service is at odds with the Washington Mint. Not the U.S. Mint but a small Connecticut company that makes a 3 1/2-in. medallion called the Giant Silver Eagle. The Postal Service is charging in a complaint to an administrative judge that the Washington Mint's advertising falsely implies that the company has an affiliation with the U.S. Government. The 12-oz. Connecticut Eagle, which is based on the Federal Government's popular 1-oz. American Eagle coin, sells for $269.

Frederic Berg, chairman of the Washington Mint, has twice changed his company's advertisements in response to complaints from the Postal Service. This...

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