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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 34, August 26, 2007, Article 13

SAN ANTONIO COIN HOARD FOUND

A coin hoard of a different sort was uncovered in San Antonio,
Texas recently.  According to an August 21 article, "Jack Suneson
bought a downtown property on Commerce Street thinking it was a
good spot for tourists to part with their money.  But someone had
already parted with a stockpile of coins at the site  nearly 130
years ago.

"Suneson is a businessman from Nuevo Laredo who owns Marti's, a
Mexican arts and crafts store. On Monday, a construction crew
was digging up dirt to lay a foundation for Suneson's new store
at 310 W. Commerce St.

"A backhoe uncovered about 200 U.S. quarters, half dollars and
silver dollars dating between 1852 and 1880. The crew also found
a gold coin from that era.

"The hoarder might have lived around 1880 because the most
recent coin was a Morgan Silver Dollar dated that year.

"Suneson said he plans to clean the coins that can be saved
and display them in his new store. "

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{Wash the coins, maybe; but clean them?   Them's fighting words
to many a numismatist.  Let's hope a gentle washing is all the owner has in
mind. -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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