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13 Apr 2016

1933 Double Eagles

Coins-United States | user_9138

The U.S. government continues to deny the Langbord family ownership of Izzy Switt's 1933 Double Eagles. That is just wrong. The coins are considered collectors items since very few survived the melting pot.  1913 Liberty nickels were not legally produced, yet are legal to own. There are many pattern coins sold periodically, yet they were not produced for the general public. Somehow they got out of the hands of public officials, who were supposed to give their opinion as to whether the design was fit for new coinage, and into the hands of people that sold them or for their private collections. They were never confiscated. There are many thousands of common date gold coins sold daily that should have been turned in for melting in 1933, yet they continue to be allowed to be sold and collected. Give the gold pieces back to the Langbords!   

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Mike

Level 7

I have always considered stolen property. It should be back.

user_7180

Level 5

You make a compelling case. Why some are legal and others are not? The pattern coins given to legislators - were they expected to return them to the Mint? If yes, then why are they not being confiscated? Arbitrary rules or special privilege rules?

LNCS

Level 5

I consider the 1933 DE stolen property. I see no way they are legit. All other regular issue gold coins are legal. Many left to Europe to avoid being turned in (or were already in Europe)

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