A Stolen Treasure?! ▌Fort Huachuca Photographer, Arizona

A very bizarre morning it was... We had taken our children and a picnic lunch to a local park. The park is maybe 2 acres in size at most. Over the course of 2 hours, tipped off by another Mommy visiting the park, we managed to collect over 50 vintage coins from about ten different countries all over the world. The coins were scattered about in a newly seeded patch of grass and the gravel areas surrounding the playground. What fun it was to hunt and search, but it got us wondering about just how these coins came to rest in such an odd place. Are they stolen goods, cast off by teenagers who didn't realize their possible value? Or did a Grandparent with an abundant collection toss them out there for a twist on the old Easter Egg hunt last weekend? We are perplexed, maybe somewhere out there on the internet someone has an answer...


Holly said... at April 14, 2010 at 5:55 AM

No idea where they came from but...what fun! Another memory, right.....I can hear it now. The boys in their 20's, home from college saying "remember that picnic where we found all those cool coins?"

as always, great photo too!

Anonymous said... at January 25, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I bought ten pounds of world coins on ebay a week ago and every coin pictured, I have. They are common worthless grab bag coins, although cool, they are no expensive or hard to find. Someone could have just lost a grab bag from a coin store or some such thing.