Being from Ct, I also read about this story. From what I remember, the coins were special coins made by the french. Not anything in circulation. Read one story of a women who in 1980"s who had a flat tire on rt 20 and went to the stream to wash her hands and notice a shiny object near her. It was supposed to be one of the coins. The thing is I haven't seen one of these coins anywhere, have any of you?