The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in
Philadelphia has ruled in favor of the federal government in the
long-running case involving ownership of 10 1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagles.
The court on Aug. 1 ruled 9–3 in favor of the government and against
the Langbord family, who said they discovered the 10 coins in 2003.
The Langbords are descendants of Israel Switt, a Philadelphia jeweler
who in the 1940s admitted to Secret Service agents that he had sold
examples of the coin to other dealers and collectors.
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