CoinWeek Podcast #20: Herb Hicks and the Illegality of Collecting Gold Certificates

Did the letter writing campaign of an astute numismatist sway the United States Treasury Department to drop charges against a Texas coin dealer and finally allow collectors to openly collect United States Gold Certificates? In this audio retelling of Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s NLG-award-winning essay, we dig into the laws that prohibited the private ownership of Gold Certificates after the enactment of Executive Order 6102 and the legal rationale allowing for the eventual easement of restrictions regarding their private ownership.

 

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