December 31 2008

The Obama Coin Collection Just Finally Went Too Far

obama coin collectionYet another television ad to toss on the ever-growing pile of ones I hate.  The newest one to join the ranks is the Obama Presidential Coin Collection.  This has nothing to do with politics, but just being plain shady on the parts of the sellers, and how gullible the consumer can be.

If you haven’t seen this commercial yet, former talk show host Montel Williams talks to you about how you can commemorate the election of Obama to the office of President of the United States by buying commemorative coins that documents different times in his life.  There is a quarter for Illinois for where he was senator, a quarter for Hawaii where he was born, and there are also a Washington Dollar and a Kennedy Half Dollar.  Each comes with a full-color image on it corresponding to the coin, and you will also receive a certificate of authenticity (CoA) for each.  As a bonus, you also get a display to place the four coins in.

So, in other words, you are paying $19.95 for $2 worth of coins some yahoo has put colored stickers on, and then he’ll give you CoAs saying, “Hey, yep, these are the coins I put the colored stickers on!”

I always love these coin and money deals you see on TV, like the one to mark the anniversary of 9/11 that had the pop-up twin towers on it.  True class.  I think this one hits a new low, though.  It’s four colored stickers on some normal coins!  I tell ya what, if you want to pay me $19.95 for $2 worth of coins with some worthless stickers on them, I’ll sit here and make them all dang day long for you.

So here are my proposed coin series you will soon be able to order

You get the idea… anything silly I can put on a quarter sized decal, I’m doin’ it!

If you have ever been tempted to order crap fine products such as these, please don’t.  All you end up doing is making me weep for humanity, and you end up with $2 in change after the decals finally fall off one day due to what is probably substandard glue.

In case you were wondering, I am intentionally not linking to their website, but you can find it without much effort… but please don’t.

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