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stag556 06-12-2013 02:14 AM

What was the best thing you found?
 
For me I just recently moved into my grandparents old house. As I am starting to clean out 65 years of accumulations I have found a 5 gallon bucket of pennies, and old Miller paraphernalia from the 60's and 70's. (Grandpa worked for Miller Brewing for 40+ years). Besides the old photos its interesting to see what your kin decided was worth holding on to.

So what's your best find?

Sniper03 06-12-2013 04:26 AM

A K'Bar Pocket Knife belonging to my Grandpa!

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notdku 06-12-2013 03:02 PM

How much does that bucket weigh?

trip286 06-12-2013 03:24 PM

Pennies made within a certain time frame were almost pure copper.

I can't formally and publicly condone damaging US currency, as I'm pretty sure that's illegal, but I'll say that if maybe they were accidentally dropped into a smelter and made into ingots, they would be worth much more than their face value.

NC1760 06-12-2013 04:32 PM

What I found...
 
My Grandad's Purple Heart he recieved during WW2 (Battle of the Bulge) while cleaning out Grandma's homestead..... He never even mentioned it while alive.

Yunus 06-12-2013 07:07 PM

My grandfathers brother in law made replica Kentucky Long rifles. I'm still talking with my family about getting the one that my recently deceased grandfather owned but it's awesome just knowing that my family has a history of making civil war replica rifles.

stag556 06-12-2013 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by notdku (Post 1274338)
How much does that bucket weigh?

Guessing around forty plus pounds the handle is broken off so I never weighed it or anything, but its heavy. There all divided up in bags by the year and the and letter, one bag is all 1972 and the letter p and one bag is all 1972 and the letter s and so forth. Maybe someone who collects or knows about coins can shed some light as to why. I called my dad to let him know and he said to keep looking as he is sure there should be boxes of silver coins hidden as well.

rurak 06-12-2013 08:35 PM

It is definitely illegal to scrap currency. Copper is going for 3 $ a pound give or take where I am

danf_fl 06-12-2013 09:16 PM

My wife in the house where her parents lived.

ndfi78 06-12-2013 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NC1760 (Post 1274403)
My Grandad's Purple Heart he recieved during WW2 (Battle of the Bulge) while cleaning out Grandma's homestead..... He never even mentioned it while alive.

Wow, that is awesome


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