Using Copied 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 a large number of our coin photographs. These include fifty pence reverses 1973 to 2008, one pound coin reverses 19832008, two pound coins from 1997 to 2009, and many more including twenty pences 2008, five pences, two pences and pennies.

Sample Listing

A figure of Britannia, seated beside a lion, with a shield resting against her right side,holding a trident in her right hand and an olive branch in her left hand, with the figure “50” below and the inscription “NEW PENCE” above

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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