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$10 Million Gold Coin Find May Have Been Stolen from San Francisco Mint
Bretibart.com ^ | 3/4/2014 | Unknown

Posted on 03/04/2014 6:34:12 PM PST by rktman

A US couple who unearthed gold coins worth more than $10 million might have to return them as they may have been stolen, a report said.

The California couple uncovered eight cans filled with more than 1,400 coins on their property, in what is believed to be the most valuable treasure trove ever discovered in the United States.

They took them to a firm specializing in ancient coins, Kagin's Inc, which valued them and announced last week that they will sell them, via online retail giant Amazon.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: coins; duplicate; finderskeepers; gold; search; theft; usmint
SHUT UP!!!!!! Little pieces at a time dumbasses. I knew there'd be a fly in the "oinkment". Melt it down and sell it in small quantities. You been panning for a long time and finally decided to melt it and get rid of it. DOH!
1 posted on 03/04/2014 6:34:12 PM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

It reminds me of the Aesop tale of the fox and the crow.


2 posted on 03/04/2014 6:35:18 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: rktman

And maybe they could’ve waited till the gold standard returns.


3 posted on 03/04/2014 6:36:19 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: rktman

O wants it.


4 posted on 03/04/2014 6:36:38 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: rktman

SFS...shovel find and shut up!


5 posted on 03/04/2014 6:39:46 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: rktman

If I ever find something like this in my backyard, NOBODY finds out about it.


6 posted on 03/04/2014 6:41:40 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: rktman

So instead of $10million less taxes you get $1 million less taxes?

I realize if the government can”prove” the coins stolen the couple may get nothing.


7 posted on 03/04/2014 6:55:21 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: hoosierham

They’ll prove they’re stolen if they have to forge the documents to show it.


8 posted on 03/04/2014 7:09:48 PM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: SkyDancer

If they return the coins to the government, will the IRS still require them to pay taxes on it?


9 posted on 03/04/2014 7:15:12 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

It’s hard to believe they made this big public announcement, went to a coin dealer, etc.

If they had sold one coin at a time, said they were family heirlooms,etc. They could have become wealthy and not have all this hanging over their heads. Too late for that now.


10 posted on 03/04/2014 7:24:27 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego (t)
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To: rktman

Check this out...

http://mashable.com/2014/02/26/saddle-ridge-gold-coins-stolen-1898/


11 posted on 03/04/2014 7:35:54 PM PST by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: glock rocks

If they were stolen they what happened to the thief?
Did he forget where he buried them?
Why keep them as he could have spent the coins anywhere.


12 posted on 03/04/2014 8:58:17 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: rktman

Drive across the country. Stop in at coin shops along the way and sell one at a time.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 11:16:08 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: rktman

Hard to prove these are the same coins. . . And the mint would have to prove it. From what I understood, there are different coins in the cache with varying values, all uncirculated. If these were coins from the mint, newly struck coins, they’d all be identical, from the same striking. . . But that was not what was described. I gathered they were more like a varied collection, including at least one that did not have “In God We Trust” struck on it, making it a very rare coin. Odd to have been coins from a mint. . . And be random.


14 posted on 03/05/2014 2:12:06 AM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: minnesota_bound

Maybe the bandits buried them until the heat was off, but they perished before they made it back.

Or maybe it was the mint clerk who embezzled them (and subsequently went to prison for theft of $30,000).


15 posted on 03/05/2014 5:14:26 AM PST by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: rktman

Stupid and stupider could have been multi millionaires but decided to blab about their find. Obama will be happy to take the found gold now. There will be no sharing of their new found wealth.

” But a former SF Mint detective sees it as plausible: “Downstairs, we had vaults where we kept old coins that hadn’t been put into circulation.” PJMedia further digs up a 1906 congressional report that indicates mint clerk W.N.

Dimmick was convicted of the mint theft, but the document doesn’t state whether Dimmick revealed the coins’ location, or if they had been recovered. ABC News notes that if the coins are indeed purloined government property, the couple may owe Uncle Sam more than a heck of a lot in taxes: They may have to turn over the entire haul, and get a finder’s fee in return.”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/03/04/source-buried-california-gold-century-old-heist/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fnational+%28Internal+-+US+Latest+-+Text%29


16 posted on 03/05/2014 5:55:30 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Fifteen minutes of fame. Lookin’ for their own reality show maybe? Dopes. “Hey everybody. Look what we found.”


17 posted on 03/05/2014 6:07:19 AM PST by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman; All
U.S. Mint: $10 Million Gold Coin Hoard Probably Not From 1901 Heist

18 posted on 03/05/2014 1:35:18 PM PST by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: hoosierham

statute of limitations

doctrine of latches


19 posted on 03/05/2014 1:59:29 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: glock rocks

Maybe it was Smith & Jones that had to make a quick getaway.


20 posted on 03/05/2014 4:53:03 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: glock rocks

Thanks.

I hope that the couple now has the good sense to fade into obscurity if they can.

I’d hope that the coin dealer that they were dealing with has the decency to allow them to remain anonymous.


21 posted on 03/05/2014 4:54:57 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yep, I heard that. For future reference: don’t tell anybody, they’re old family heirlooms, sell only 1-2 coins at a time for cash, go to different dealers. And go to a real dealer who will give you a square deal, not some skiffy pawn shop that’s nothing more than a fence for crackheads.


22 posted on 03/05/2014 5:01:29 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: glock rocks

We’re hopin’.


23 posted on 03/05/2014 6:08:28 PM PST by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: minnesota_bound

I thought I was the only one who remembered that show.


24 posted on 03/05/2014 6:09:59 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

It is on Cozitv on saturdays.


25 posted on 03/05/2014 7:23:23 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

The SSS of metal detecting...


26 posted on 03/05/2014 7:40:48 PM PST by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: glock rocks

Hehe, I’ll remember that.


27 posted on 03/06/2014 7:19:19 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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