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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

NYSP advising the public of noncurrency coins that have been used at some Oneonta stores


The New York State Police in Oneonta want to advise the public and local businesses that multiple stores in the Oneonta area have recently received several $10 and $20 Norfed “Liberty Dollar” medallions.  These medallions are privately produced products that are neither backed by, nor affiliated with the United States Government.  They are not genuine United States Mint coins and are not legal tender despite their appearance.  They bear the inscriptions “Liberty”, “Dollars”, “Trust in God” (similar to “In God We Trust”), and “USA” (similar to “United States of America”).  These silver medallions are only worth the value of the silver that they are made of and what people are willing to pay for them.  Any store clerk who is handed one of these during a sale should not accept it.