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FBI failed to find fabled Civil War gold worth $400m

Divin

Member
The FBI pursued a fabled cache of stolen Civil War-era gold buried in Pennsylvania worth an estimated $400 million, but came up empty handed, according to newly unsealed court documents.

The court files reveal that an FBI agent applied for a federal warrant in 2018 to seize U.S. government gold he said was 'stolen during the civil war' and hidden in an Elk County cave.

The agent applied for the warrant out of fear the state might claim the gold if the feds sought permission, rather than the warrant. The Associated Press reported the government had been looking for the gold at the site, but federal authorities had long refused to confirm the search.

Read the rest here:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9722879/Affidavit-FBI-feared-Pennsylvania-seize-fabled-gold.html
 

Ronstar

Well-known member
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Divin

Member
The FBI pursued a fabled cache of stolen Civil War-era gold buried in Pennsylvania worth an estimated $400 million, but came up empty handed, according to newly unsealed court documents.

The court files reveal that an FBI agent applied for a federal warrant in 2018 to seize U.S. government gold he said was 'stolen during the civil war' and hidden in an Elk County cave.

The agent applied for the warrant out of fear the state might claim the gold if the feds sought permission, rather than the warrant. The Associated Press reported the government had been looking for the gold at the site, but federal authorities had long refused to confirm the search.

Read the rest here:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9722879/Affidavit-FBI-feared-Pennsylvania-seize-fabled-gold.html
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Divin

Member
Here was another interesting find years back

The Baltimore gold hoard was a discovery of gold coins by two teenage boys in Baltimore, Maryland in 1934.


An 1856-O double eagle, similar to the one depicted here, was the most expensive coin in the hoard, selling at auction for $105.
On August 31, 1934, Theodore Jones, 16, and Henry Grob, 15, found 3,558 gold coins in two copper pots in Jones' house. The hoard consisted of $1, $2.50, $5, $10 and $20 gold coins from the 1830s, 1840s and 1850s.[1]

The boys were unable to keep the gold due to the Gold Reserve Act of 1933 which made private ownership of gold illegal. They therefore turned the gold over to the police.[1]

After numerous legal proceedings with several parties claiming the gold was theirs, in 1935, the coins were sold at auction for a total of $20,000. The two boys were awarded $6,000 (equivalent to $113,257 in 2020) to become available to them when they turned 21. Grob, however, died before then.[1]

 

Bigbuck83

Member
Here was another interesting find years back

The Baltimore gold hoard was a discovery of gold coins by two teenage boys in Baltimore, Maryland in 1934.


An 1856-O double eagle, similar to the one depicted here, was the most expensive coin in the hoard, selling at auction for $105.
On August 31, 1934, Theodore Jones, 16, and Henry Grob, 15, found 3,558 gold coins in two copper pots in Jones' house. The hoard consisted of $1, $2.50, $5, $10 and $20 gold coins from the 1830s, 1840s and 1850s.[1]

The boys were unable to keep the gold due to the Gold Reserve Act of 1933 which made private ownership of gold illegal. They therefore turned the gold over to the police.[1]

After numerous legal proceedings with several parties claiming the gold was theirs, in 1935, the coins were sold at auction for a total of $20,000. The two boys were awarded $6,000 (equivalent to $113,257 in 2020) to become available to them when they turned 21. Grob, however, died before then.[1]

I know a guy that recently bought an old chrome plated thermos from a thrift store. He decided to clean it out and their was $2000 inside along with a bank receipt. He went to the bank and the lady had died and had no relatives. They told him to keep the money. I never have that kind of luck.
 

pulltabfelix

Active member
This gold is supposedly buried within a few miles of my deer hunting camp and in one of my prime hunting areas. One of these days I'm gonna stumble upon it.
What are your plans for securing and selling said gold if you discovered it? Me, I would get a really good attorney that is well versed in lost property as the first thing I would do.
Next if possible I would buy the land around where you found the stash. Next take 3-4 bars and offer to the local sheriff with more to come for protection.

It is likely if the feds get wind of the fact that you found the gold, they would be on you like flies on sugar.
 

PDH

Member
Well pull tab that's a good question. I never thought of what I would do if I actually found it.
 
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