Thursday, July 21, 2011

Jury Finds for Government in 1933 Double Eagle Case

The government has prevailed in its effort to seize a group of valuable 1933 Double Eagle Gold coins. See

The government maintained that they were stolen property because the issue was recalled to be melted before they were officially issued.

Whether they were released by corrupt officials or not, I'm happy the coins were saved from the melting pot. It would be a real shame if for some ridiculous bureaucratic reason they will not escape that fate now.

How about selling them to the highest bidder to help with our budget deficit? Every little bit helps.

1 comment:

Paul Barford said...

How about adopting a Portable Antiquities Scheme approach, record the coins on a website with a few digital photos for numismatists to look at and then trash them in the full majesty of the law? That's what your ACCG says is the best way forward for archaeological sites, surely you'd have no grounds for objections to applying the same principles to modern objects too?