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08-30-2011, 07:06 PM #1
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Gold Coins: The Mystery of the Double Eagle


I've been reading a little bit about this case. I find it pretty odd. First of all, why is the gov pursuing this so vehemently?

"U.S. Secret Service, responsible for protecting the nation's currency, has been pursuing them for nearly 70 years, through 13 Administrations and 12 different directors. The investigation has spanned three continents and involved some of the most famous coin collectors in the world..."

Just how much has this cost us?

"In 1945, the Justice Dept. wanted to press charges, but by then the statute of limitations had run out."

And yet they are still in pursuit?

Re one of the coins that was recovered in a sting:

"After five years of legal wrangling and just four days before the case was scheduled to go to trial in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Fenton and the Justice Dept. came to an unusual agreement: The coin would be auctioned off and the proceeds split between them."

Sooooo... There is something so vital to national security that they would pursue these coins for 70+ years at untold expense but we will split the proceeds with you.

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08-30-2011, 07:45 PM #2
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Why is it called the double eagle ? Does it have anything to do with the symbol of the Double headed eagle? Doesn't explain why it has that name in the article.

THE DOUBLE-HEADED EAGLE AND WHENCE IT CAME http://www.masonicdictionary.com/doubleeagle.html
08-30-2011, 09:44 PM #3
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Because at $20 it was worth double the $10 gold eagle.


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08-30-2011, 09:49 PM #4
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oh, thanks for that.
08-30-2011, 09:54 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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I was wondering the same thing when I started reading about the ongoing drama involving these coins. It still makes no sense that they would pursue these coins so adamantly for 70+ years just to auction off the one they found and split the money with the guy that had it.

There is something fishy going on there.

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08-30-2011, 11:15 PM #6
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I've read they're after silver and gold libertys too.

Liberty Dollars may be subject to seizure

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08-31-2011, 12:19 AM #7
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I thought this was a golf thread :golf:
08-31-2011, 12:27 AM #8
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(08-30-2011, 11:15 PM)Shadow Wrote:  I've read they're after silver and gold libertys too.

Liberty Dollars may be subject to seizure

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From the article:

"The revised stance is tied to the Liberty Dollar being determined in a federal court to violate federal counterfeiting statutes. Liberty Dollars, metallic medallic pieces, were privately promoted as a form of currency that could be used in commerce as an alternative to Federal Reserve notes."

This makes me wonder if they will be going after all those alternative currencies cities has started.

It's just a matter of time before they use the same bullshit excuse Roosevelt used to outlaw the ownership of gold again. That's quite a ğkking racket. Let private citizens pay for the extraction of gold through sales and then force them to trade it in on worthless, fake paper money.

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08-31-2011, 12:32 AM #9
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(08-31-2011, 12:19 AM)Octo Wrote:  I thought this was a golf thread :golf:

Pffttt... Like anyone here ever got a double eagle...


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