I enjoy this story and I am surprised no one mentioned that several of these coins have purportedly turned up. The most recent was in 1989? I'll pull up the reference I was just reading about this story this week. Its a bit far for me though.
# 167. Very true.This story is total untrue. I had live in Connecticut most of my life. This story I research the most. Most countries were poor and very few gold coins were minted. Captain Bates live to be over 90 years old and never mention this story. Many people had search for it and wasted their time. If the story was true, it would had been found by now. In the 60's, I had asked a man, marry to a Bate, who was living in the tavern, if his father in law believed the story, and he info me that nobody in the Bate family had heard about this story until they had read a letter to the editor. Since then many treasures magazines repeated the story. She had no proof. Washington Army was poor.
There is more to the story. The Torres killed the guards ,after the coins were buried the wagon left in a field and the loyalists dispersed. During the war all the conspiring died for various reasons except for one who fled back to England . He wrote a letter to his sister describing the location