Commemorative Obama coins turn out to be fakes


What a surprise (via Memeo):

The celebrity-endorsed item is actually an ordinary, every-day existing coin that has simply been covered with the cheapest – and frankly, the cheesiest – of materials and sold to the unsuspecting populace at a truly astounding markup. And getting a refund is next to impossible.

Here’s the video report from Oregon’s KATU:

Hmmmm. The celebrity endorsing the coins (Montel Williams) makes promises about it that he knows he can’t keep, and the coin itself is overpriced and doesn’t come close to living up to expectations.

Sounds a lot like the real thing, eh?