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.
Capital Gold Group (startwithgold.com) 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 Swiss Helvetia 20 Franc Obverse photographs.
All Vreneli Swiss 20 Francs were minted in the country’s lone mint facility located in Bern and are composed of 90% gold. In 1879, 29 known pieces were struck with bright Valaisan gold from Gondo. These gold coins are distinguished with a small cross punched in the center of the Swiss cross on the reverse.
“Vreneli” and “Swiss Miss” are nicknames for the Swiss Helvetia Head legal tender gold bullion coin. The Swiss 20 Franc Vreneli is a superb bullion choice, a tangible emblem of the steadfast reputation of its mother country. Switzerland backs its currency with huge quantities of gold and is renowned as a champion of fiscal strength and stability.
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).