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Rockntractor
04-19-2015, 11:55 AM
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2189742.1429332898%21/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_635/coins19n-1-web.jpg Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist 10 $20 Double Eagles, like this one, were stolen from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard.


PHILADELPHIA — A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict.
U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double Eagles were stolen from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard. They argued that Joan Langbord and her sons cannot lawfully own the coins, which she said she found in a family bank deposit box in 2003.
Langbord's father, jeweler Israel Switt, had dealings with the Mint in the 1930s and was twice investigated over his coin holdings. A jury in 2012 sided with the government.
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RobJohnson
04-20-2015, 03:19 AM
Very cool