Comment: Any imitations should be clearly marked as such.

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Any imitations should be clearly marked as such.

The Hobby Protection Act
Sec. 304.6 Marking requirements for imitation numismatic items.

(a) An imitation numismatic item which is manufactured in the United States, or imported into the United States for introduction into or distribution in commerce, shall be plainly and permanently marked "COPY".

(b) The word "COPY" shall be marked upon the item legibly, conspicuously, non-deceptively, & in accordance with the further requirements of these regulations:

(1) The word "COPY" shall appear in capital letters, in the English language.

(2) The word "COPY" shall be marked on either the obverse or the reverse surface of the item. It shall not be marked on the edge of the item.
http://www.apic.us/Resources/HobbyProtectionAct/tabid/261/De...
http://www.greatamericancoincompany.com/c40/c50/1967-South-A...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOT-2-1-TROY-OUNCE-999-FINE-24k-GOLD...