Using Copied Gold Coin Images

Copyright Theft

Perhaps we should be flattered by the number of people including dealers who continually infringe our IP (Intellectual Property) rights by using our copyright images, but we do not find it amusing, and will take legal action against any copyright thieves. is just one of the many coin dealers, bloggers & websites worldwide who commit copyright theft by using our copyright images without our permission. On their website, a page of which we reproduce here, they are clearly using our 1974 Krugerrand and 1937 Half Sovereign photographs.

Sample Listing

Gold Coins: Our gold coins are a cost effective way to invest and increase your portfolio of precious metals. Our gold coins are valued upon weight with a small premium for minting, unlike some numismatic coins that may be valued by rarity and or condition and age. Our in stock collection is constantly changing, but not restricted. We can supply any coins to meet our customer needs. All of your favorites are available at Byzantium, Canadian Maple Leafs, American Gold Eagles, South African Krugerrands, Austrian Philharmonics, and Chinese Pandas.  Please contact Byzantium for current availability or any questions we may be able to answer.

What’s Wrong?

It is dishonest and unethical to pirate and steal other people’s work by using high quality copyright photographs without the owner’s consent. We can partially understand why they do it; it is quick and easy (but then so is robbing people).


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