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New York Lawmakers Call for 9/11 Coin Crackdown

By: Karen Matthews, Associated Press
NEW YORK, NY (AP).- Two New York lawmakers called Monday for a crackdown on a company that is selling Sept. 11 commemorative coins supposedly containing silver from ground zero. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, both Democrats, said Port Chester, N.Y.-based National Collector’s Mint is “profiteering off a national tragedy” by advertising its coins as an authorized memento of the World Trade Center attacks. “With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaching, we should unfortunately expect more scams, as criminals and snake oil salesmen seek to profit from the deep emotional connection that millions of Americans have to that terrible tragedy,” Nadler said. Schumer and Nadler called on the Federal Trade Commission to stop National Collector’s Mint from selling the Sept. 11 coins and to investigate the company’s marketing practices. National Collector’s Mint P