US Mint seeking coins to confiscate?

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Re: US Mint seeking coins to confiscate?

#11 Unread post by PALH1 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:50 pm

:l
to "serve & protect".....

so "how many" were TPG cert, & sold for a premium ......... ?? :dunno :confused: :dunno



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Re: US Mint seeking coins to confiscate?

#12 Unread post by Daniel » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:28 pm

PALH1 wrote:
GoldStacker wrote:does this concern coins which belong to the family treasures? I mean, those which were inherited from their grand grand grand grand parents?
D, have you hugeeyes / read anywhere,.....where they have specifically identified, that a certain piece, was removed by a'known mint employee', ....& most likely 'passed on' that piece to their legacy ??
.....& is 'why' it survives today.

with the exception of the "1875 DOT N IHC"
Off the top of my head is the 10 1933 St. Gaudens found by the family members and the 1974-D Aluminum Cent left to a son.

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Re: US Mint seeking coins to confiscate?

#13 Unread post by mhonzell » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:03 pm

Court ordered the mint to return the double eagles to the family. So, it's not all bad.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/court-order ... 1429307099

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Re: US Mint seeking coins to confiscate?

#14 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:36 am

Unfortunately we can't read the full story with out a subscription. ) :

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Re: US Mint seeking coins to confiscate?

#15 Unread post by mhonzell » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:46 am

Different link, same story

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/mor ... rs-family/


Notice, again, that the most likely answer is that the coins were originally stolen from the mint. Should someone be allowed to profit from another's theft. IMO, no, if the theft can be proven. Otherwise, the mint needs to get over it.

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