Family Loses Coins Worth Millions in Dispute With U.S.

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PHILADELPHIA—A jury concluded that the U.S. Mint may keep 10 rare gold coins it confiscated from the heirs of a Depression-era coin dealer who obtained them under mysterious circumstances more than 70 years ago.

The jury said Wednesday that the government had proven its case that the coins—known as 1933 Double Eagles and worth millions of dollars—should be forfeited by the family.

During the 10-day civil trial in federal court, the government argued the late Philadelphia coin dealer, Israel Switt, obtained ...

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