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OK, So You "Found" Some Gold....

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by zamboni, Mar 4, 2014.

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  1. zamboni

    zamboni VIP Whale

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    Would you tell anyone? Who would you tell if you did? After the 2 families in the news lately, the California couple that found the $10 Mill and are now getting taxed on half and the Pennsylvania family that found their grandfathers $80 Mill gold and gold eagles and are now losing them, we had a discussion at work. I wouldn't tell a soul. Nobody.
     
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  2. dfalk

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    Ya these people are idiots. I just read that the $10 mill in coins might of actually be stolen from the US mint like 100 years are and therefore could be property of the US Govt. Bet they are wising they would of kept their mouths shut.
     
  3. jerseyguy

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    I'd run down to the local bar next to the druggie motel

    Make sure I tell everybody down there first,give them first crack before all the grubbing relatives and ex friends show up .And the worst scarriest group of all THE IRS !! oh no!! the rest I can handle.
     
  4. smartone

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    This addresses the US Mint:

    http://blog.sfgate.com/stienstra/2014/03/04/gold-coin-update-heist-explanation-unlikely/#21188101=0

    ... but the point is still well-taken. It can become a feeding-frenzy. After watching this so far... I'm with you all... loose lips sink ships! :nono:
     
  5. jrinct1

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    If dfalk is correct then it might not have mattered is long run and MIGHT have saved them trouble down the road. But that said I wouldn't have said ANYTHING (right away then) quietly try to sell the stuff via gold dealers coin shops pawn shop etc..
     
  6. mckevin32

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    If you can find a way to quietly launder 10 million in gold into legitimate assets any number of drug dealers or the mob would happily let you write your own ticket for the information...
     
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    I would have melted down the damn gold and sold it legitimately. No way to trace where the gold came from once it's a bar. :evillaugh
     
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    Melt value: $27,000
    Selling/numismatic value: $10,000,000

    You'd be leaving money (nearly all of it) on the table.

    edit: oops, face value is $27,000. melt value is 1,427 coins * $1,335 = $1.9 million


    Have an A1 day!

    But since Walt and Skylar couldn't launder that much, they kept it in the storage thing, and in barrels. Didn't work out too well.
     
  9. zamboni

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    Living in another country without an extradition agreement is one way
     
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  10. shokhead

    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    Can't sell a high priced coin unless you get it pro graded{well if you want the most you can get}People just don't walk into a coin store with a $100,000 coin.

    99% of people that found the coins the way they did would just think the way they did. 2nd guessing is easy now.
     
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    Nope. Take it in and deal with it legally. Anything else just opens you up to losing it all, as well as your freedom for 20 years or so. Not worth it in the least.
     
  12. shokhead

    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    As a coin collector, that will be killing me to do that to art.
     
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