Rare 'Double Eagle' Gold Coins Ruled Property of U.S., Not Collector's Family

Ten rare $20 gold coins that could have been worth more than $40 million to a Philadelphia family are the rightful property of the U.S. Treasury, a Philadelphia jury has ruled. The "Double Eagles"—currently at Fort Knox-- had glistened for years in a safe deposit box belonging to Joan Langbord, 81, the daughter of jeweler Israel Switt, who the government contends illegally obtained the coins in the 1930s. The coins were among 445,000 Double Eagles made in 1933 when they were worth their face...Full Story
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