Breaking News: Government wins 1933 gold double eagle case in 9–3 vote

Third Circuit federal appeals court rules in favor of government
By , Coin World
Published : 08/02/16
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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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