Precious Metals Blog

The MGS Precious Metals Blog

Manhattan Gold & Silver is an industry leader in precious metal pricing and refining with more than 30 years of experience. During our time in the business, we’ve found the topic of precious metals to be a vast and interesting one. Here on our precious metals blog, we write in-depth posts about the science of precious metal refining, historical and modern uses for precious metals, market news, and much more.

Israel Switt’s Legacy: Part 2

Israel Switt’s Legacy: Part 2

Family members of the infamous Israel Switt found a stash of double eagle coins that he had hidden away. Learn about the coins and the legal controversy here.

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The 1933 Double Eagle & Israel Switt’s Legacy

Israel Switt was the original “owner” of the 1933 Double Eagle. But shortly after the original case was resolved, 10 more were found among his belongings.

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The World’s Most Valuable Gold Coin: The 1933 Double Eagle – Part 2

The World’s Most Valuable Gold Coin: The 1933 Double Eagle – Part 2

The story of the 1933 Double Eagle on display in Manhattan continues! An Egyptian king purchases the coin, but the coin doesn’t stay in Egypt for long.

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The World’s Most Valuable Gold Coin: The 1933 Double Eagle – Part 3

The World’s Most Valuable Gold Coin: The 1933 Double Eagle – Part 3

The story of the 1933 Double Eagle concludes! The coin is recovered just outside of Manhattan in a sting operation by the US Secret Service. But how does the coin get on display?

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The World’s Most Valuable Gold Coin: The 1933 Double Eagle – Part 1

The World’s Most Valuable Gold Coin: The 1933 Double Eagle – Part 1

One of the most valuable bits of gold is on display in Manhattan – a 1933 Double Eagle coin. Learn about the amazing history of this beautiful coin.

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