Very interesting article on the '33 Double Eagle. Thought many of you not familiar with the story and its "conclusion" last month might find it very interesting.
Gold Coins: The Mystery of the Double Eagle
by Susan Berfield
Friday, August 26, 2011
How did a Philadelphia family get hold of $40 million in gold coins, and why has the Secret Service been chasing them for 70 years?
U.S. Mint/AP Photo
|This coin is worth $7.6 million|
The most valuable coin in the world sits in the lobby of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in lower Manhattan. It's Exhibit 18E, secured in a bulletproof glass case with an alarm system and an armed guard nearby. The 1933 Double Eagle, considered one of the rarest and most beautiful coins in America, has a face value of $20—and a market value of $7.6 million. It was among the last batch of gold coins ever minted by the U.S. government. The coins were never issued; most of the nearly 500,000 cast were melted down to bullion in 1937...