Gold Confiscation in the U.S. – Rory Hall

June 19, 2017

GATA reported yesterday,
and we picked up the story, about a golden rooster being confiscated by
the Treasury in 1960. The rooster weighed in at a hefty 14 pounds of
solid gold – that’s a lot of gold. The rooster was commissioned by a Las
Vegas casino that would later become the Golden Nugget. The casino
acquired the name after they had acquired one of the largest gold
nuggets ever dug out of the ground. The current gold nugget is on
display, named “Hand of Faith”, can be seen daily as it is on display in
the lobby of the hotel/casino. The rooster is gone forever into the
clutches of IRS thugs and is probably on display in one of the fed heads’
trophy cases.


Not only is this rooster a very large piece of gold, it is a stunning piece of art that was handcrafted by a local artisan.

We also learned how the Treasury Dept. stole, I mean confiscated, 10
1ounce double gold eagles from the Langbord family in 2011. These gold
coins, which are some of the rarest gold coins in the world, have an
estimated value of around $80 million or $8 million per coin. The
St-Gaudens Double Eagle, originally minted at the Philadelphia Mint and
only produced a little more than 445,000 coins. All but a handful were
melted down and made into bars and supposedly these bars now reside in
Fort Knox. There was a mint employee that confiscated (see how that
works!) a few coins and sold or gave to a coin dealer named Israel
Switt. All other coins are lost to history.

The Treasury is to this day stealing people’s wealth on all fronts,
taxes, inflation and asset forfeiture. Billions and billions of wealth
are stolen from American citizens through these wealth transferring
mechanisms. What more can be said other than – if your family finds gold
coins stashed in a wall of the family home or locked away in a safe
that hasn’t been opened for decades – keep your mouth shut – loose lips
since ships. The government is not “here to help”, they are here to
steal your wealth and make your wealth their wealth. If you want to sell
a coin or two do your research, find a good coin dealer at the local
flea market or other “off-the-beaten-path” location and develop a
relationship with that dealer. Maintain that relationship for several
months or even a year or more BEFORE discussing any coins you have in
your possession. I am not suggesting anyone steal from the government, I
am merely suggesting your wealth is your wealth and it is the business
of no one else – no one.

The Longbords family is, to this day, attempting to retrieve their
coins. My guess is these coins will never be returned to the family and,
like I suspect with the golden rooster, are in the trophy case of one
of the fed heads or Treasury Dept. employee’s trophy case. Wishing the
Longbords all the luck in the world ’cause they’re going to need it. So,
if you think the government will not confiscate your gold please
re-read this article. The Longbord family is still appealing this case
in 2017. The coins were originally confiscated in 2011, six short years
ago. Loose lips sink ships and your wealth is no one’s business but you
and your immediate family. These are the only people that need know
about any gold or silver you may possess. Not suggesting anyone break
the law in any shape, form or fashion, but reminding people gold is
hated by the government because it lives in an opaque world – it may be
best to allow any gold you may possess to enjoy the world it feels most

Rory Hall, Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Coin, has written over 700 articles and produced more than 200 videos about the precious metals market, economic and monetary policies as well as geopolitical events since 1987. His articles have been published by Zerohedge, SHTFPlan, Sprott Money, GoldSilver and Silver Doctors, SGTReport, just to name a few. Rory has contributed daily to SGTReport since 2012. He has interviewed experts such as Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Dr. Marc Faber, Eric Sprott, Gerald Celente and Peter Schiff, to name but a few. Visit The Daily Coin website and The Daily Coin YouTube channels to enjoy original and some of the best economic, precious metals, geopolitical and preparedness news from around the world.

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