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<p>To become a coin dealer, an individual must obtain a seller's permit from the [http://www.boe.ca.gov/ '''California State Board of Equalization]''' per Business and Professions Code Section 17511 et seq., effective January 1, 1986. Coin dealers must also have a city or county business license. Complaints or problems may require civil resolution.</p>
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<p>To become a coin dealer, an individual must obtain a seller's permit from the [http://www.boe.ca.gov/ '''California State Board of Equalization]''' per Business and Professions Code Section 17511 et seq., effective January 1, 1986. Coin dealers must also have a city or county business license. Complaints or problems may require civil resolution.</p><br>
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<p>Individuals who merely collect coins or invest for themselves do not require any registration.</p><br>
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<p>Consumers who collect coins or invest for themselves as a hobby do not require registration.</p><br>
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'''To research performance of coin dealers:'''<br>
'''To research performance of coin dealers:'''<br>
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'''American Numismatic Association'''<br>   
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">American Numismatic Association</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>   
818 North Cascade Avenue<br>   
818 North Cascade Avenue<br>   
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3279<br>   
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3279<br>   
(719) 632-2646<br>   
(719) 632-2646<br>   
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(800) 367-9723 - General Information<br>
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(800) 367-9723 General Information<br>
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(800) 514-2646 - Membership<br>
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(800) 514-2646 Membership<br>
[http://www.money.org/ '''www.money.org''']<br>   
[http://www.money.org/ '''www.money.org''']<br>   
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<p>'''The Board of Equalization (BOE) requires a seller's permit if a coin dealer is selling coins, silver or gold bullion:'''</p>
 
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'''BOE'''<br>  
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<p>The [http://www.boe.ca.gov/ '''Board of Equalization (BOE)]''' requires a seller's permit if a coin dealer is selling coins, silver or gold bullion:</p>
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">BOE</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>  
450 N Street<br>
450 N Street<br>
PO BOX 942879 (mailing address)<br>
PO BOX 942879 (mailing address)<br>
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<p>'''The Federal Trade Commission regulates misleading, deceptive, and unfair business practices:'''</p>
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<p>The [http://www.ftc.gov/ '''Federal Trade Commission (FTC)]''' regulates misleading, deceptive, and unfair business practices:</p>
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'''Federal Trade Commission'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">Federal Trade Commission</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>  
10877 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700<br>  
10877 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700<br>  
Los Angeles, CA 90024<br>  
Los Angeles, CA 90024<br>  
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<p>'''If investment offers are made by telemarketer over phone for fraudulent purposes, consumers should contact the Office of the Attorney General:'''</p>
 
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'''California Department of Justice'''<br>  
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<p>If investment offers are made by telemarketer over phone for fraudulent purposes, consumers should contact the [http://www.caag.state.ca.us/ '''Office of the Attorney General]''':</p>
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">Department of Justice</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>  
Office of the Attorney General<br>  
Office of the Attorney General<br>  
1300 I Street<br>   
1300 I Street<br>   
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(800) 952-5225 (CA Callers)<br>
(800) 952-5225 (CA Callers)<br>
(916) 322-3360 (Out of State)<br>
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(916) 323-5341 Fax<br>
(711) or (800) 735-2929 Eng TTY/TDD<br>
(711) or (800) 735-2929 Eng TTY/TDD<br>
(800) 855-3000 Span<br>
(800) 855-3000 Span<br>
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<p>'''There's no jurisdiction over stamps, coins, or gold and silver sales. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Handles Complaints on Community Brokers:'''</p>
 
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'''Commodity Futures Trading Commission'''<br>
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<p>There's no jurisdiction over stamps, coins, or gold and silver sales. The [http://www.cftc.gov/ '''Commodity Futures Trading Commission]''' Handles Complaints on Community Brokers:'''</p>
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Complaint Section<br>
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">Commodity Futures Trading Commission</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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'''Complaint Section'''<br>
Three Lafayette Center<br>
Three Lafayette Center<br>
1155 21st Street N-W<br>
1155 21st Street N-W<br>
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(866) FON-CFTC (366-2382)<br>   
(866) FON-CFTC (366-2382)<br>   
(202) 418-5000<br>   
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(202) 418-5521 Fax<br>
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(202) 418-5514 (TTY)<br>
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(202) 418-5514 TTY<br>
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[http://www.cftc.gov/ '''www.cftc.gov''']<br>
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<p>'''If investment offers are made through the mail, or payment is made through the mail, for  
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'''fraudulent purposes, consumers should contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service:'''</p>
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fraudulent purposes, consumers should contact the [https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/ '''US Postal Inspection Service]''':</p>
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'''U.S. Postal Inspection Service'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">US Postal Inspection Service</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>  
Inspection Service Support Group<br>  
Inspection Service Support Group<br>  
222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1250<br>   
222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1250<br>   
Chicago, IL 60606-6100<br>   
Chicago, IL 60606-6100<br>   
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(800) 275-8777<br>
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[https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/ '''https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov''']<br>
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'''Criminal Investigations Service Center For Mail Fraud: (877) 876-2455'''<br>
'''Criminal Investigations Service Center For Mail Fraud: (877) 876-2455'''<br>
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<p>'''Publications available:''' Postal Inspector Crime Tip Sheet #22</p> 
 
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<p>'''Other referrals:''' Better Business Bureau and Small Claims Court</p><br>
 
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Revision as of 21:02, 15 September 2010

COIN DEALERS/COLLECTORS

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To become a coin dealer, an individual must obtain a seller's permit from the California State Board of Equalization per Business and Professions Code Section 17511 et seq., effective January 1, 1986. Coin dealers must also have a city or county business license. Complaints or problems may require civil resolution.



Consumers who collect coins or invest for themselves as a hobby do not require registration.



To research performance of coin dealers:

American Numismatic Association
818 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3279
(719) 632-2646
(800) 367-9723 General Information
(800) 514-2646 Membership
www.money.org


The Board of Equalization (BOE) requires a seller's permit if a coin dealer is selling coins, silver or gold bullion:

BOE
450 N Street
PO BOX 942879 (mailing address)
Sacramento, CA 94279-0001
(800) 400-7115
www.boe.ca.gov


The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates misleading, deceptive, and unfair business practices:

Federal Trade Commission
10877 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(877) 382-4357
www.ftc.gov


If investment offers are made by telemarketer over phone for fraudulent purposes, consumers should contact the Office of the Attorney General:

Department of Justice
Office of the Attorney General
1300 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(800) 952-5225 (CA Callers)
(916) 322-3360 (Out of State)
(916) 323-5341 Fax
(711) or (800) 735-2929 Eng TTY/TDD
(800) 855-3000 Span
(800) 735-2922 Voice
www.caag.state.ca.us


There's no jurisdiction over stamps, coins, or gold and silver sales. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Handles Complaints on Community Brokers:

Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Complaint Section
Three Lafayette Center
1155 21st Street N-W
Washington, DC 20581
(866) FON-CFTC (366-2382)
(202) 418-5000
(202) 418-5521 Fax
(202) 418-5514 TTY
www.cftc.gov


If investment offers are made through the mail, or payment is made through the mail, for fraudulent purposes, consumers should contact the US Postal Inspection Service:

US Postal Inspection Service
Inspection Service Support Group
222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1250
Chicago, IL 60606-6100
(800) 275-8777
https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov


Criminal Investigations Service Center For Mail Fraud: (877) 876-2455



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