Friday, March 16, 2007

Family has no rightful claim to 1933 double eagle coins, say feds (The Sentinel, PA)

PHILADELPHIA — A family that asked the U.S. Mint to authenticate 10 extremely rare coins cannot prove they were obtained legally and has no right to them, government lawyers argue in court papers.

The gold coins, 1933 “double eagles” that were never circulated, could be worth millions of dollars apiece.

A comparable one sold for $7.59 million in 2002 — the highest price ever paid for a coin. . . .

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