On November 19, 2014, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota denied defendant Westminister Mint’s motion to dismiss and granted plaintiff Thomas Styczinski’s motion for class certification. This is a class action brought on behalf of purchasers of two imitation numismatic items (coins) allegedly unlawfully manufactured, imported, distributed, marketed, and/or sold in and throughout the United States by defendants. Specifcally, plaintff has alleged that the American Silver Eagle “round” and the Canadian Timber Wolf “round” should have been mark with the worrd “COPY” as set forth in the Hobby Protection Act since such coins were allegedly not original numismatic items.   The plaintiff class seeks to stop  defendants from continuing their alleged unlawful business practices throughout the United States and seeks restitution and damages for individuals victimized by these alleged unlawful practices pursuant to the Hobby Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. § 2101, et seq.