$23k in Old Notes Found in Suitcase

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Skippy Topaz, Sep 17, 2020.

  1. Skippy Topaz

    Skippy Topaz Obsolete

    Has this ever been posted here before? I came across this article from a few years go about a couple in Ohio that was renovating their house and found a suitcase with $23k in old Currency hidden in the ceiling wrapped in newspapers from the 1950s

    The bills aren't in great shape but some were Gold Certificates etc.... kinda cool



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  3. Mkman123

    Mkman123 Well-Known Member

    very cool, wish things like this happened to me!
     
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  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    With inflation that’s about a quarter million.

    people, PLEASE don’t hoard modern money. NOTHING circulating will be worth any more than face value in your lifetime.
     
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  5. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Yep, if you're gonna hoard, hoard gold and silver! thumbsup.gif
     
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  6. Penna_Boy

    Penna_Boy Just a nobody from the past

    Some folks just didn't trust banks. Wonder why it was left there? Stolen loot, drug money, small bank heist? What was on the tapes? We want to know!
    Great article; thanks for posting it.
     
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  7. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.

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  8. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    When my wifes grandmother was on her deathbed she whispered in my wife's ear to find the loose stone on her fireplace mantle and get the cash that she had stored their. She had lived in that tiny old home for most of her 98 years. My wife did as she was told and found bill after bill rolled up tiny as a toothpick in that fireplace mantle. Most were notes from the 40's and 50's and all tallied up almost $600.00 when all was said and done.
     
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  9. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.

    When my brother and his wife got married they rented a small dilapidated house owned by her strange uncle Arthur. Arthur told them to never move the stove but never told them not to renovate the bathroom. When they pulled out the medicine chest off the wall, about two or three coffee cans worth of silver coins spilled out from behind. For years the uncle had been stashing coins in the used razor slot in the back of the cabinet. They held off moving the stove until he died and she inherited the house. They found nothing. They always joked that they were afraid they would find a dead body. Arthur was a strange duck.
     
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  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Love hearing stories like this. I, myself, have stashed a few treasures under my wood stove hearth for someone to find in the far off (I hope) future. I'm also known as a "strange duck" by some. LOL
     
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Well someone is happy!
     
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  12. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.

    Just about everything Uncle Arthur did was odd. The stash was something I can relate to.
     
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  13. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    I hid some dog treats for my dog.
     
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  14. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    I'd sure love to have that $50 national.
     
  15. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    There were actually several suit cases found, kind of a weird story...
     
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