For over a hundred years the US mint and collectors have been at odds. The mint blames every coin shortage (see The great coin shortage of the '60s) on collectors, while collectors complain about the large number of excessively high priced commemoratives. When large numbers of coins are made and then recalled the mint goes to great lengths to get them all back. And while they might have been purchased legally, the mint considers them stolen property. Usually these coins are seized and destroyed without due process.

The current list includes:
1933 Double Eagle Now (5/2001) Legal!!!
1964 Peace Dollar
1974 Aluminum Penny
1964 Franklin Half Dollar*

*Mint claims none were made but there are unverified claims (see Walter Breen)

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