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    Burrow gang's buried gold coins in Iowa

    The notorious Burrow gang buried $65.000 in gold coins near Redfield, State 6,
    Dallas Co. During the 1930s Bonnie and Clyde are alleged to have burried a sizable
    amount of loot at their camp in a wooden area overlooking the Racoon River, about 3 miles north of Dexter, State 6, Dallas co.

    Clayton
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    Re: Burrow gang's buried gold coins in Iowa

    First we must always ask ourselves "can this be true". Take simple math and divide an average "coin value" by $12.50. That gives you about 5,000 coins in different denominations for that amount on an average or about 250 lbs in "pure gold" at $16 per ounce (about half at $35 per ounce). What bank ever reported being robbed of this amount in that area? This was in the depression era so it is highly unlikely many banks in backwater towns would have had anything even remotely to that kind of money on hand at any given time. Lets look at the weight and average of 50 lbs. per bag of coins. They would have had to made at least 3 -4 trips in and out of a bank to carry that kind of money in the average denominations. Not saying this cache may not have existed, but I'm sure if it did some family member would have gotten hold of it and it is long spent.

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    Re: Burrow gang's buried gold coins in Iowa

    I have read this one.


    I have to agree with Blue Hawk on this one, IF they are
    talking FACE VALUE.

    However IF they are talking Possible Value of Coins, By Weight now,
    OR Possible Value , IF certain dates are there.
    THEN It is Possible.

    What Year Exactly I don't know as, I Don't know the
    Complete History of the Barrow Gang, But Remember Gold was Recalled in 1933 I think.

    Personally I'd go after the Treasures Along the Mississip'

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    Re: Burrow gang's buried gold coins in Iowa

    I know dreams are wonderful but years of searching has taught me that most treasure tales are no more than tales. But with that said isn't treasure hunting a great sport? God Bless and keep looking for the pot of gold!!! BP

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    Re: Burrow gang's buried gold coins in Iowa

    I agree with oldman, I just put this out there for anyone in the area that
    maybe interested in it. Got the information from one of Robert F. Marx
    books. I would suggest that anyone one doing a serious search for any treasure
    also do some serious research.

    Clayton
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    Sometime's there's only one way.

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    Re: Burrow gang's buried gold coins in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadquest
    I agree with oldman, I just put this out there for anyone in the area that
    maybe interested in it. Got the information from one of Robert F. Marx
    books. I would suggest that anyone one doing a serious search for any treasure
    also do some serious research.

    Clayton
    That said, serious research Is Still the KEY on this one.

    Even Tho us Nay Sayers on this one, Have our Opinion,
    Most Legends Do have a Basis in Fact, which started the Legend
    in the First Place. $65.000 in gold coins, could really be 20 Silver Dollars Exaggerated Beyond Belief over the years.
    which is Still an Awsome Cache in my book.
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    I was following up on this story that I just read that was published in the February, 1969 issue of True Treasure magazine when this old thread popped up. The article, written by Mike E. Lowry, is entitled Bonnie and Clyde's Missing Bank Loot. The article says that the Barrow Gang was ambushed by a posse at their camp about 3 miles north of Dexter. Bonnie, Clyde, and William Jones escaped from the field and Marvin and Blanche Barrow were taken prisoner. Marvin died of shotgun injuries 3 days later in a hospital in Perry, Iowa. Blanche was sentenced to 10 years in the Missouri State Penitentiary. After being captured, Blanche told the police that "the gang had hidden some of the bank loot in the woods someplace near where they had camped. But Marvin's wife - she was now actually his widow - didn't (or wouldn't) tell just where in the woods the money was hidden." The cache was rumored to have been "$4,000 in bank money". I seriously doubt that any of the money was gold.
    ~Texas Jay
    Last edited by Texas Jay; Dec 14, 2017 at 05:26 PM.
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    Gold coins WERE taken out of circulation in 1933.
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