Monday, October 13, 2014

Rick’s Pedigree Coins – Vermont Yankee Hoard 1996 - Littleton Coin Company

Vermont Yankee Hoard 1996

Another lost hoard from 1996 is the Vermont Yankee Hoard.  Thanks to Littleton Coin Company, a reprint of their story on the hoard follows:

“Frugal Yankees A.K. and Imogene Miller lived a spartan life in Vermont. She wore raincoats made from plastic bags. He pedaled a 1903 bicycle with patched tires. Yet, after they died, an estimated $3,000,000 fortune was found hidden in the buildings and beneath the floor of the schoolhouse on their property. Littleton purchased first-year Uncirculated 1878-S Morgans, scarce $500 and $1,000 Federal Reserve Notes, and the rare Miss Drury tokens – calling the stash the Vermont Yankee Hoard.”
With the absence of modern day coin grading companies, many of the treasures from this hoard have escaped historical pedigree preservation.  

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