Gold Coins: The Mystery of the Double Eagle

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"How did a Philadelphia family get hold of $40M in gold coins, and why has the Secret Service been chasing them for 70 years?"

Bloomberg, Susan Berfield

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"The 1933 Double Eagle is one of the most intriguing coins of all time," says Jay Brahin, an investment adviser who has been collecting coins since he was a kid in Philadelphia. "It's a freak. The coins shouldn't have been minted, but they were. They weren't meant to circulate, but some did. And why has the government pursued them so arduously? That's one of the mysteries."

The story begins just after the inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt on Mar. 4, 1933, in the midst of the Great Depression. . .View full article

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