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  1. #1

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    Who Owns buried treasure?

    Hello All

    Here is an interesting article.

    https://www.topic.com/who-owns-buried-treasure

    Kanacki

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    Very interesting article Kanacki.
    All I can say is Name:  smiley dont tell.jpg
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    Interesting magazine as well.
    Last edited by Simon1; Aug 09, 2019 at 06:23 AM.

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    The only finds youll hear about from me is.....
    I'll sleep when I'm dead

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    Good result on the case (after the appeals and retrial). Found property that has been lost or mislaid belongs to the finder unless the owner claims it. The jury (well, 9 of them) didn't believe that the Roberts family buried the tin of gold. Therefore, the boys are the rightful owners.

    Most of the stuff we dig would be considered lost property. The vast majority of it is an item of property that is not unique enough to determine who lost it in the first place. Therefore, so long as we recover it legally (no trespassing, etc) it is OURS.

    I really enjoyed the article. Thanks for sharing.
    Last edited by MidMoTreasure; Aug 09, 2019 at 09:11 AM. Reason: I went to community college.
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    Sir

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    Great article, must read it, thanks.
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    Nobody has to worry about it if they put a lid on their ego, and don't tell anybody. Most people find that too difficult, however, and need the praise.
    In my own case, I can keep my mouth shut, and don't need the fame.
    jim

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    My Personal Opinion, If it's Old enough that The Person who Buried it is dead or Can't be found.
    And No one in the Family seems to Know or seems to Care about it enough,
    To Have Legal Papers Advertising It's Lost or There. or They are not trying to Find it.


    it's finders keepers..
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Aug 09, 2019 at 09:31 PM.

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    Thanks for sharing the article! Thats really nice to know... and frankly sort of assuring. That if I wanted to I could tell the property owner or people without fear of having my goodies legally stolen. I've never found anything great yet (well not too much at all, workin on that though) but I would feel sort of guilty just hiding the fact that I found treasure and didn't say.

    I can't beleive that the couple mentioned at the end though had to pay an almost 50% tax on their find... might be a good idea not to say after all.
    Last edited by Noah_D; Aug 10, 2019 at 08:41 PM.
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    3 can keep a SECRET if 2 are dead.
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    Kanachi, my friend,

    I hold a contrary opinion (and hope I won't be stoned for expressing it). Unless the 'hunter' has my permission to take whatever he finds under the ground, what is there remains mine, whether I put it there or not--unless the real owner can be verified; then it's a negotiation. And anyone who allows another on one's property to hunt without an agreement deserves what he'll get; probably nothing.Similarly, anyone who hunts on my property without permission may get what he deserves.
    Don.
    Last edited by Mackaydon; Aug 10, 2019 at 09:52 PM.

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    My thinking more aligns with yours, Don. I was surprised to see the court decisions in favor of the finders, rather than the landowners. Especially in the case of the brother who were PAID to do cleanup work. That decision, and the ones that sprang from it, seem really odd to me. I wish somebody would chime in on treasure found on public, Federal land.
    Jim

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    Step 1: Find it.
    Step 2: Shut up.
    Step 3: Move on with your life.

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    Tuberale

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    Who buried the gold coins to begin with? When did he/she live? Is there more? Has anyone looked? Is it possible there is more cached around the building(s)? Many questions, no answers.
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    Its mine I wouldn't say a word if they didn't find it likely no one ever would have
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