Liberty Dollar maker sues government over use

Evansville-based Liberty Services has sued the federal government in U.S. District Court in Evansville over Liberty’s production and distribution of the Liberty Dollar, reports the Courier & Press.

The suit seeks to force the U.S. Mint and others to remove a warning from the mint’s Web site stating that using the Liberty Dollar, which is made at a private mint in Idaho, violates federal law.

Liberty Services has never claimed its coin is legal tender, the company says, and that its use is voluntary. The U.S. mint claims merchants and consumers confuse it with federal currency because it looks similar.

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