The Lawsuit Over A Penny

In 1973, the price of copper was starting to increase dramatically. To cut costs, there was a proposal sent to Congress to produce aluminum pennies instead of copper. The Mint made about 1.6 million of these pennies and brought them to Congress for approval. They were rejected. So, all the coins were taken back and…

The Not So Secret, Buried Treasure

In the 1800s, a legendary treasure hunt began. Three documents foretold of the secret location of Thomas J. Beale’s buried riches, a treasure overflowing with gold, silver, and jewels. But the location remained hidden because the words were written in a mysterious code. For the last 200 years, people have searched and analyzed these papers…

When Oranges Are Better Than Wealth

When the Titanic went down in 1912, eleven millionaires went down with it. It is estimated that their combined wealth reached $200,000,000 and yet on this night their money would become worthless to them. Major A. H. Peuchen was also a very wealthy man. In fact, in his room on the Titanic, he was storing…

Treasure Hunt

“One of the better known treasure hunts in modern times is the quest to find the rumored wealth known as the “Beale treasure.”  The hunt began when an eccentric man, who left the East for the gold and silver mines of the West, returned home, supposedly hid a vast amount of wealth, then disappeared forever. …