The 1933 double eagle in question was voluntarily surrendered by its owner to avoid the risk of possessing stolen government property. As for the 1933 double eagle known to Mint officials but not pursued for recovery, it is currently under the custody of the U.S. Mint. The most recently surrendered 1933 double eagle is the 22st among the 25 coins for which litigation established that Switt and Philadelphia Mint cashier George McCann collaborated to unlawfully remove from the minting facility, bypassing official channels.
This particular coin has been in the Mint’s possession for a considerable period.
Greg Weinman, the senior legal counsel, mentioned it during public presentations on May 10 and 11 in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists. It is securely housed at the Fort Knox Bullion Depository in Kentucky, alongside ten other 1933 double eagles that the Mint recovered in 2005. According to the Mint, the owner of this 1933 double eagle chose to hand it over to authorities to avoid potential legal issues, given that federal courts had deemed it stolen government property. The individual who surrendered the coin has opted to remain anonymous.
U.S. Mint officials have been directed by the Department of Justice not to disclose specific details regarding when this particular 1933 double eagle was turned over to authorities, the method of its surrender, or how the owner came into possession of it. Johnson stated that the coin was surrendered to Weinman through established government channels. The U.S. Mint Senior Legal Counsel Greg Weinman disclosed that he is aware of the whereabouts of one coin within the United States.
It’s a genuine 1933 Double Eagle coin.
The submitted specimen received authentication from Dr. George Hunter, who also happens to be the same former Mint official responsible for verifying the authenticity of the ten specimens retrieved from the Langbord family.
At the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatics (PAN) spring event, Greg Weinman, Senior Legal Counsel at the U.S. Mint, revealed his awareness of the locations of two of these coins: one within the United States, the one surrended, and another in Europe. However, the whereabouts of the remaining two coins remain undisclosed.
Double Eagle # 24 and Double Eagle # 25 still missing.
There is speculation that one of these elusive coins may possibly be situated in Egypt. On February 8, 2008, the Moscow News Weekly reported the discovery of a similar coin in Egypt, hidden within an old box belonging to the discoverer’s father . While doubts were initially raised about the coin’s authenticity, there have been no subsequent reports clarifying its current status.
A rare U.S. double eagle gold coin minted in 1933 that could be worth up to $15 million has been found by an Egyptian couple as they cleaned out their flat, the Qatar Ar-Raya newspaper said on Monday.The precious piece of gold was discovered in an old box that had once belonged to Mohammed Ismail’s grandfather while he and his wife, Fatima, were throwing old clothes and broken furniture out of a closet.
Mohammed subsequently sent the coin to experts, hoping that he would get a few dollars for it. However, the tailor was shocked when the experts told him that his grandfather had left him a unique coin of historical value.mnweekly.ru, February 8, 2008