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bijou
02-14-2009, 04:00 PM
Jerome Polk was so impressed with the special edition Obama coins he saw television star Montel Williams hawking in an infomercial, he ordered six sets for himself and some of his grandkids.

Instead of coins engraved with Obama's face, as Polk athought he'd orderedt $18 a pop, the Northeast Portland retailer received four actual U.S. coins -- a silver dollar, half dollar and two quarters -- featuring painted-on Obama images.


"This isn't an Obama coin, it's a 50-cent piece with a picture glued on," says Polk, who paid the U.S Coin Network $145.78 for five four-coin and one three-coin sets, including $25.98 in shipping.

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http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2009/02/portlander_finds_obama_coins_n.html

Amazing, goods ordered from an infomercial turn out to be shoddy. :rolleyes:

jinxmchue
02-15-2009, 08:13 PM
"Duh" just doesn't quite do it.