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    First treasure! Coin stash!

    I hunted for a few hours today at a few different spots...i was all done and was walking back to the car...i saw a small concrete slab kinda sitting cockeyed obviously broke off previous construction that had been there...i caught a signal partially under it partially under grass...started walking away and said what the hell let me see if i can pull that out...tipped it over and shazam pulled out this can of coins wrapped in a piece of cloth.holy crap man! I havent even found a wheatie or indian yet! So obviously i am thrilled! The only problem is an ethical one...arghhh...so heres the thing...i technically didnt get permission to hunt the property but i am a renter there and it was in a vacant lot next store which i believe is the same owner ie. My landlord. So do i offer it to the owner? Also it is possible my downstairs neighbor(who is an eccentric jeweler) could have hid it there for yuks...should i mention it to him? I should also mention that there is a "gold" place within a stones throw...kinda what passes for a pawn shop in pa here...they buy and sell gold and jewelry...i know they buy and sell coins like this so i find that an odd coincidence...or not.
    So id appreciate any old timers who want to chime in and tell me what the ethical thing is to do.
    Thank you.
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    Seems the victoria pennies are bronze and arent worth much in this poor condition?

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    Barbers look to be 5 to 10 ea

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    You found them, you keep them
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    5 to 10 on the walking liberty also in poor condition...im less and less worried about this haha...i got maybe 35 bux in value here haha...sure was a blast to find though...

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    Keep your finds, and the location you found them to yourself. Anyone you ask "hey would you like this money I found" is gonna say uhhh yea.

    They are your finds, leave it at that!!!!!
    I'm not bad, but the bad don't mess with me

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    Normally all finds are the property of the landowner unless other permissions were discussed before hand with the landowner.
    Cool find anyway!
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    So the cloth was in the can or outside the can?
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    That looks like a film canister.( Camera film.)
    Nicer than those I remember ,but also looks like it was outdoors awhile.
    Was the cloth in rough shape from exposure?
    If so ,it was squirreled away quite a while ago.

    I don' t know the law where you are. It matters once you advertise a find.
    I would not take what I knew was a landlords personal property ,but if paying rent would not hesitate to keep old coins found detecting without saying anything.
    Been a long time ,but when I rented ,permission to dig was never asked. Or recovering things from previous tenants.
    A knife hidden in a hundred year old cold air return. Tractor seat out of old dump ect..

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    Can't put Humpty-Dumpty back together again, ethics were shot when you trespassed, so welcome to the Outlaw side of TH'ing.

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    keep it for the thrill of the ride. You rent so technically you had permission to be there.....
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    Send them to me. Problem solved!

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    I suggest you ask the owner for permission, and if he owns that vacant part - or "where are the property lines?" when he says yes, you say thanks, and hope you don't mind I happened to already find this ... You came clean and it is doubtful he will take the permission back after the fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearson View Post
    You found them, you keep them
    Personally, I would have the find to my self.
    From the Redneck dictionary-----------un·der·tak·er | \ˌən-dər-ˈtā-kər,
    The last person to see you Naked.
    Beep, Beep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    Send them to me. Problem solved!
    No, no, send to me----they would scratch your new ring.
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    From the Redneck dictionary-----------un·der·tak·er | \ˌən-dər-ˈtā-kər,
    The last person to see you Naked.
    Beep, Beep.

 

 
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