A small town I used work at, had a bank that went broke back in the '30s. The building sat empty for years and finally burned down in the '50s. Well the city cleaned up part of it, but left quite a bit to clean up. In the rubble was an old safe. The safe has sat outside in the weather for close to 30 years. They hired a guy to clean up the property and told him could have the safe and whatever was in it. The combination and keys were long gone.
Well the guy used a grinder to cut a hole in the side of the safe reached in and felt a sack. He broke out in a cold sweat.
After cleaning it out,he found numerous old stock certificates, (most were worthless), and several thousands dollars (face value)in old bills, since the bank had gone out in the 1930's, nothing was newer than about that. These bills were from banks like Wichita, Joplin , St. Louis, this was back when each bank issued there own money. He also found handfuls of coins, all silver.
Edited by Amigatec, March 07, 2013 - 05:57 AM.