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High School Girl's Purse Lost In 1957 Found In 2019 Wheat Cents Given Kids

 
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 Posted 02/19/2020  12:03 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add willieboyd2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A student's purse that went missing in 1957 was discovered in 2019 between a set of lockers and a wall during repairs and has turned into a long-lost time capsule from the 1950s.

ABC News article:
https://abcnews.go.com/US/student-l...?id=69041942

The former student passed away in 2013 so the purse was given to her five kids.

Each of her five children kept one of the wheat pennies as a token of remembrance of their mom.

A 1957 cent (not one of the purse cents):


United States Cent 1957-D


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 Posted 02/19/2020  01:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great story. Thanks for sharing.
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She had 26 cents in her purse.
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I read that story before and just odd that she never went looking for it back then.
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 Posted 02/19/2020  1:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I spent a summer in Dawson City, Yukon Territories in 1986. An elderly American woman visited the town on a family trip from Seattle. The last time she had been in Canada was in 1948 and so she dutifully brought all the paper money that had been left-over from that trip. People at various businesses around town started getting bills with George VI on then in payment for stuff... I say two of the bulls - a $10 and a $1 - but apparently she unloaded currency with a face value in the hundreds. Total value of the bills must have been...god knows....
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Great story willieboyd. Thanks for sharing.
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 Posted 02/20/2020  06:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fistfulladirt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Who got the silver? ;)
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Last summer I did a small household renovation project that involved removing some cabinets. Atop one of the cabinets, covered in dust was a shiny red brown 1974 Lincoln... the year the house was built.

It was in the laundry room, though, so maybe it just got flung up there much later as someone shook a pair pants that had some loose change in a pocket.

Leaves more to the imagination that the OP story, which is pretty neat.
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 Posted 02/27/2020  02:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice story.

After the earthquake in my Hometown in 2011 - a statue erected in 1867 toppled over and in its base was found a time capsule with several coins and papers from that year.

The strange thing about, was the statue had been moved in 1918, 1933 and then paved around in 1974 and 2000 - yet no one found the capsule.

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