Case of the Purloined 1933 Double Eagles Resolved in Philadelphia - Yahoo! NewsFunny how purloined gold coins can make family secrets bubble to the surface. My beloved grandfather died when I was fourteen, and the youngest of several cousins who regularly visited the cramped family home in Pennsylvania.
Pietro lived next door to my parents and frequently wore a dark vest with a gold pocket watch and chain. Attached to the gold watch chain was a $10.00 gold 'Eagle' coin. He had a vintage shotgun that he'd acquired about a hundred years ago, and when I was a little boy, I'd trundle behind him when he went hunting rabbits.