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8 thoughts on “Illegal Tender Gold Greed and the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle

  1. says:

    Who'd a thunk it? A book about a US gold coin that was never circulated what could be interesting about that? Well it turn

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    1933 Franklin D Roosevelt has just become president during the depths of the Great Depression and in the midst of a massive banking and currency crisis Public confidence in banks and currency are plummeting and it appears that people are beginning to hoard gold which threatens to completely destroy what is left o

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    I'm not sure why I even bought this book at full retail no less I found it in the hobbycoin section at Barnes Noble and sat down and read the first page or two and decided to buy it I'm very glad I didI loved this book Non

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    see also The Kills by Linda Fairstein fiction

  5. says:

    Detailed but readable account of a fairly esoteric subject Philadelphia connection is great particularly the details concerning CCP and Jeweler's Row

  6. says:

    More spell binding than any fictional espionage thriller A story too remarkable to simply have been imagined

  7. says:

    Excellent story of the 7B golden coined banned by the federal government in 1933

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    1933 double eagle 76 M Interesting tale of stolen from the mint illegal to own coin s

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Elt in his first act as president assumed wartime powers while the nation was at peace and in a swift staccato action unprecedented in United States history recalled all gold and banned its private ownership But the United States Mint continued uite legally to strike nearly a half million 1933 double eagles that were never issued and were deemed illegal to own In 1937 along with countless millions of other gold coins they were melted down into faceless gold bars and sent to Fort Knox The government thought they had destroyed them all but they were wrong A few escaped purloined in a crime an inside job that wasn't discovered until 1944 Then the fugitive 1933 double eagles became the focus of a relentless Secret Service investigation spearheaded by the man who had put away Al Capone All the coins that could be found were seized and destroyed But one was beyond their reach in a king's collection in Egypt wh. see also The Kills by Linda Fairstein fiction Beyond the Pale unprecedented in United States history recalled all gold and banned its private ownership But the United States Mint continued The Black Ice Score (Parker, uite legally to strike nearly a half million 1933 double eagles that were never issued and were deemed illegal to own In 1937 along with countless millions of other gold coins they were melted down into faceless gold bars and sent to Fort Knox The government thought they had destroyed them all but they were wrong A few escaped purloined in a crime an inside job that wasn't discovered The Black Painting until 1944 Then the fugitive 1933 double eagles became the focus of a relentless Secret Service investigation spearheaded by the man who had put away Al Capone All the coins that could be found were seized and destroyed But one was beyond their reach in a king's collection in Egypt wh. see also The Kills by Linda Fairstein fiction

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Illegal Tender Gold Greed and the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle

Ere it survived a world war a revolution and a coup only to be lost again In 1996 than forty years later in a dramatic sting operation set up by a Secret Service informant at the Waldorf Astoria an English and an American coin dealer were arrested with a 1933 double eagle which after years of litigation was sold in July 2002 to an anonymous buyer for than 75 million in a record shattering auction But was it the only one The lost one Illegal Tender revealing information available for the first time tells a riveting tale of American history liberally spiced with greed intrigue deception and controversy as it follows the once secret odyssey of this fabulous golden object through the decades With its cast of kings presidents government agents shadowy dealers and crooks Illegal Tender will keep readers guessing about this incomparable disk of gold the coin that shouldn't be and almost wasn't until the very en. More spell binding than any fictional espionage thriller A story too remarkable to simply have been imagined Beyond the Pale up by a Secret Service informant at the Waldorf Astoria an English and an American coin dealer were arrested with a 1933 double eagle which after years of litigation was sold in July 2002 to an anonymous buyer for than 75 million in a record shattering auction But was it the only one The lost one Illegal Tender revealing information available for the first time tells a riveting tale of American history liberally spiced with greed intrigue deception and controversy as it follows the once secret odyssey of this fabulous golden object through the decades With its cast of kings presidents government agents shadowy dealers and crooks Illegal Tender will keep readers guessing about this incomparable disk of gold the coin that shouldn't be and almost wasn't The Black Ice Score (Parker, until the very en. More spell binding than any fictional espionage thriller A story too remarkable to simply have been imagined

Free read Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB · David Tripp

It is one of America's treasures the most valuable ounce of gold in the world the celebrated the fabled the infamous 1933 double eagle It shouldn't even exist but it does and its astonishing true adventures read like a composite of The Lord of the Rings and The Maltese Falcon The New York Times Illegal to own and coveted all the it has been sought with passion by men of wealth and with steely persistence by the United States government for than a half century In 1905 at the height of the exuberant Gilded Age President Theodore Roosevelt commissioned America's greatest sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens as he battled in vain for his life to create what became America's most beautiful coin In 1933 the hopes of America dimmed in the darkness of the Great Depression and gold the nation's lifeblood hemorrhaged from the financial system As the economy teetered on the brink of total collapse Franklin Delano Roosev. 1933 Franklin D Roosevelt has just become president during the depths of the Great Depression and in the midst of a massive banking and currency crisis Public confidence in banks and currency are plummeting and it appears that people are beginning to hoard gold which threatens to completely destroy what is left of the economy The new administration responds uickly effectively taking American currency off of the gold standard and issuing a recall of all gold coins and gold based currency At the same time the US Mint in Philadelphia proceeds with the scheduled production of that year s gold 20 coins the double eagles not knowing that they will never be authorized for issue This one issue of 20 gold coins never left the mint and was ultimately destroyed when the nation s gold coins were converted to bars in 1937 and moved to Ft Knox for storageOr that s how it was supposed to be Yet in 1944 a number of these coins surfaced in the coin collectors markets triggering an investigation by the Secret Service that ultimately determined that some number of the 1933 Double Eagle 20 coins had been stolen from the Mint The US Government considered these coins stolen property and the ownership of them was deemed to be illegal After a lengthy investigation and legal battle the coins were seized and destroyed Except for one that was out of reach overseas That coin would resurface again in the 1990s triggering another legal battle that would ultimately end with this one coin being deemed legal and extremely valuableThis book is a detailed account of the history of the 1933 20 coins from their creation during the economic crises of the Great Depression to their shadowy existence as illegal tender and the investigations into how they survived their intended destruction This book is part history and part detective story and it touches on some really interesting periods of history and a number of fascinating individuals making it both really informative and uite entertaining