Feds Didn't Shortchange Coin Collectors on Info

15 Jun 2012 10:00 AM | Anonymous

Feds Didn't Shortchange Coin Collectors on Info


 The State Department did not illegally conceal coin-importation regulations from collectors, a federal judge ruled.

In a 2007 complaint, three coin-collecting associations claimed that the U.S. State Department had blown off their eight requests for information on the restrictions surrounding ancient coin importation.

The collectors said the government would not reveal limitations on importing ancient coins from Cyprus, Italy and China, and it also refused to explain how the regulations were created.

Earlier the court granted summary judgment for the government, but the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild, International Association of Professional Numismatists and Professional Numismatists Guild persuaded the D.C. Circuit to order a partial reversal.


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