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Buried Treasure is Not Just for Pirates

How I ended up with hundreds of silver coins that were buried for decades in the crawl space beneath a suburban home


As many of you know, my core business is buying and selling coins, jewelry, and precious metals from garage sales, estate sales and the like. You may not know, however, that over many years of running around to garage sales and getting my name out there, I have built up a wide network of people who know me, trust me, and vouch for me, resulting in many referrals. The purchase I made in the above video came from one such referral.

“I have built up a wide network of people who know me, trust me, and vouch for me, resulting in many referrals.”

I got a call from a friend of a person that I had bought coins from in the past and said that his father had passed away and left him his coin collection. He was interested in selling them and of course I was interested in buying them. From his call, I had assumed that he had a small collection like the hundreds of others I had bought in the past. When I arrived, however, I found that I was dead wrong. This was a massive hoard of constitutional silver.


The story he told me was that his father was distrustful of government and therefore wanted a hedge against the dollar. He felt that silver was the way to do it. He didn't trust the banks and he didn't trust a house safe, so he decided to bury his hoard. He "buried" it in the crawl space beneath his house, covering it up with rocks and sticks. It remained there until he died and his son uncovered it.

“He didn't trust the banks and he didn't trust a house safe, so he decided to bury his hoard.”

I was lucky enough to be the one to get the call to appraise the coins and ultimately buy them. It was such an extensive collection that I had to break it up into three videos. You can see part one above and parts 2 & 3 below. See? There are still tons of deals to be had. You just need to leave no stone unturned!


Part 2

Part 3


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