I live here in the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas, where tales of lost mines and buried treasure still circulate. I had occasion to investigate one of these tales quite closely (The Bear Hollow story), I've got copies of all the ANA articles about the subject, and I have formed some opinions on the matter that extend beyond the single case to the general class of these coin legends and lost mine stories. Anybody ever seen a Yocum Dollar? Has any example ever been examined and authenticated by a knowledgeable authority? I know there are at least two different fantasy types... one of which was passed off as real in the 1980s and the other more recent which is made and sold as a modern fantasy. But does a real coin lie at the root of the fable or is it an entirely spurious story?