In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a recall on all monetary gold. Americans were forced to sell gold coins back to the government, and gold coins not yet released were melted down. As a result, the country lost a massive piece of its history in the form of coinage. Fortunately, many Americans chose to hoard their gold, thus preserving some of that history. Today, we call those Pre-1933 survivors numismatics. Intricately designed, collectible, and scarce, numismatic coins are popular among US Gold Firm clients.