August 29, 2013 – US House of Representatives has passed a bill applying modifications to the ‘Hobby Protection Act.’ Producing imitations and selling them as genuine has been punishable by law for a long time. But today fake slabs have increasingly become a problem and will henceforth be regarded as illegal too: ‘Collectibles certification service means a person recognized by collectors for providing independent certification that collectible items are genuine.’ After the summer break Senate has to decide upon the bill.
You can read an article on that topic at Coin News …
… and at Coin Collectors Blog.
To track the bill’s progress follow it here.