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reply to post by Rodinus
The federal government will likely get their 39% as income tax, California will want their pound of flesh (not sure what the state income tax is) so they may get to keep about half if they're lucky.
If they're unlucky it will be confiscated using some obscure legality and they'll probably end up with a bill. If I'd found that I wouldn't have said a thing and quietly auctioned pieces off through an intermediary.
It helped pay for a new freezer that short circuited...
Rodinusedit on 26/2/14 by Rodinus because: Phrase added
I wonder if they were buried in the 1930s when the U.S. government required it citizens to stop hording gold and turn in everything but the family jewels?
The coins may have been minted in the 1800s, but that might have been a nest egg that was hidden to protect it from the gold hungry government. So, if this was illegally held gold, meant to keep it from confiscation when the government called it in during the 30s, then technically it was stolen from the government and must be returned with penalties, fines, fees and possible jail time for the ones who "found" the gold.
That's just like stealing it from Ft Knox where we keep our, ah, used to keep, um might be keeping some gold.
They should have just stayed mum and quietly started selling these on E-bay or something...
reply to post by LittleByLittle
Yea yea... blame it on us Europeans as usual... (J)
Maybe you should look a little nearer to home?