Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Man finds $40,000 worth of old coins

Link - It is the stuff of pirate legends, but do not waste your breath asking Joel Ruth on what stretch of Florida's Treasure Coast he found his hoard of Spanish pieces of eight - waiting to be scratched out of the sand with bare fingers and toes. Treasure hunters guard their secrets - especially, if like Ruth, they have just found about 180 near-mint silver coins worth more than $40,000. To most Floridians, hurricane season is the time to board up windows and dread the worst. But to professional and amateur treasure seekers, it is the time to hit the beaches and hunt lost riches.


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