A dozen people around the country filed suit in U.S. District Court in Idaho this week demanding the return of all the copper, silver, gold, and platinum coins - more than seven tons of metal in all - that the FBI and Secret Service seized in November during raids of a mint in Idaho and a strip mall storefront in Indiana.
More than 50,000 of the coins seized last year bear the likeness of Rep. Ron Paul, whose monetary policies Mr. Von NotHaus supports.
"About a quarter of a million people holding liberty dollars are almost up-in arms - not up in arms yet, but almost - about having their property seized, and rightly so," Mr. Von NotHaus told The New York Sun yesterday.