As the U.S. election season nears, we are going to see more and more articles about the candidates, and some of them will involve numismatic or semi-numismatic items like political overstamps on coins and paper money, or wholesale creations like these "Trump Bucks."
It's definitely not the Denver Mint, but inside a Colorado warehouse, workers handle things like coins and bills that feature Donald Trump's image.
NBC News investigated the
Trump Bucks marketing ploy in which companies use the warehouse in Aurora to distribute items like a
$10,000 Trump Diamond Banknote that people can buy in bulk for hundreds of dollars.
The report featured victims, including an Alabama grandmother who tried to cash in her
Trump Bucks at a bank, only to be told she had been
The investigation highlighted several companies that list the warehouse as an address and a place where people can send their purchases in for a refund.
The warehouse located in the 19000 block of East 35th Drive is managed by ShipOffers, a company that serves as a fulfillment and distribution operation for the
Trump Bucks companies and other entities that sell vitamins and supplements online.
The author of this article visited the warehouse but was not allowed to see any of the
Trump Bucks by an onsite manager.
Another ShipOffers manager reached by phone stressed that her company is a
third-party company that does not make or sell the
Trump Bucks. The manager declined to comment about the NBC News investigation.
NBC News reported there is no criminal investigation into the companies and that there is no indication Trump himself is officially connected to the
Trump Bucks marketing efforts.
Since the network's investigation, some of the websites that were selling the imitation currency have stopped working.
To read the complete article, see:
'Trump Bucks' shipped out from Colorado warehouse
Wayne Homren, Editor
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