Monday, August 27, 2012

Metal Detector Tracks Coin Thru Digestive Tract

Yes, this one's a bit odd. The kid swallowed a coin. Of course, parents want to know, well, how it's going. Uncle provides a metal detector so they can track "progress."

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Residential Theft Nets $500,000 coins, paper, watches

I don't usually post residential thefts because they are about as common as murders these days. Collectors like to keep their treasures at hand, either for show and tell or  just to enjoy personally. This theft though seemed almost like the robbery of a museum, so extensive was the haul. From the few reports of recoveries I have seen, those who suggest an "inside job" may be on the money. Not necessarily a friend or relation, sometimes hired help who get a sniff of valuables to be harvested.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fabulous Treasure Ship Gold To Be Auctioned

My friends at ESylum newsletter posted this link to a great story on treasure ship gold -- ten tons of it! -- and how one of the ingots is now headed for auction. In related news, there is some dispute about ownership of the trove, some of which, curiously enough, seems to have wandered off to Belize...