My grandfathers was hired by the city of Jackson to replace the old wood planks that were in front of all the stores from the early 1800s and poor concrete. it was a huge project at the time, and he undercut every contractor price by 60%. of course city jumped on that, when he ripped up all the planks him and his crew spent two weeks gather all the gold that fell through those planks from the gold rush days, 10 years later the city found out he collected 2 1/2 pounds of gold, and wanted it back, it never happened , he had to dig out the dirt to poor concret. that's a true story, Have a nice day trading
that is a truly fantastic story. i would have also enjoyed it had he stored those old wood planks. those might be worth quite a lot today.........
off topic; i used to be avid coin collector. now i busy introducing coin collecting to my young nieces and nephews......... i got the kids swapping coins at retail shops and going thru rolls of coins from the bank.....................in fact........ few months ago, my nephews mom actually took a funny looking coin out of the dunkin donuts "tip jar".........it was an 1884 date, silver, us coin. forget if it was a barber or a half dime.......cant recall right now. but she did that only cause i got her children asking her to take them to the bank .
i believe the coin she found was valued little over $100.00 almost fine condition coin. we were all laughing at what she did as the dunkindonut lady wearing her pink cap and pink skirt was looking on in a confused state :))