Silver coins unearthed in New England may be loot from one of the 'greatest crimes in history'

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  1. Dougmeister

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  3. ominus1

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    ...argh matey...ha...kool read, thanks for sharing :)
     
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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    The Buoys and Galleys will love this. Arrrr there Matey !
     
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  6. Nicholas Molinari

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    Apparently there’s some dispute about the finder’s claims. Oliver Hoover wrote a convincing rebuttal, in fact. I believe it saved on the ANS blog page.
     
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  8. willieboyd2

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    The above article also references another article by Oliver Hoover, "The Real Forgotten Coins Of North America: Islamic Gold, Silver, And Copper From The Eastern Trade" in the Colonial Newsletter, December 2013.

    It's on the Newman Numismatic Portal at:
    https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/514017

    Few Islamic coins from the Colonial period have been found but they are mentioned in writings of the period.

    :)
     
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Very interesting read Matey!
     
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