Lightning Strikes Twice
In Dade County Florida a cache of one million silver dollars were found all bearing the date 1804! This treasure recently recovered by the secret service was apparently part of a shipment lost in payment to France for the famous Louisiana Purchase transaction. The treasure was located using the information contained on the flyleaf of a prayer-book recently purchased in Havana. It is estimated the pieces today could bring $3,000.00 to $7,000.00 on the open market....................
Now before you go scouring the internet to find out where you can purchase these beauties to fill that gaping hole in your silver dollar collection, I have to admit it is another work of fiction by Albert Payson Terhune. Known for writing books about collies in his later years he did write quite a few mysteries in his early years. This title should have appealed to those who enjoyed his beloved collie stories as it featured a collie too. The title is Black Caesar's Clan: A Florida Mystery Story originally publish in 1922 and available for free on Books for your iPad or phone. This is actually how I read it as I do not currently have a hard copy of this book in my collection. This is not the first use of 1804 dollars in a story written by Terhune. My first encounter was in the Letters of Marque published in 1934. I guess if you got a good treasure why reinvent the wheel.
On another subject I had blogged about a few years ago I recently notice that "The Million Pound Note" staring Gregory Peck is available on Amazon Prime Video. I have included a link below for those that subscribe.
Unfortunately for those who would rather read Mark Twain's short story in lieu of watching the movie it is not free on Books.
Sounds like a good story. The price is right. Your spoiler alert took care of my response. Thanks.
But if they actually found one million of them, the price would plummet and the owners of the current 1804 Dollars would be in tears. Not very well researched fiction I am afraid.
SPOILER ALERT, the villain planned to sell a few and melt the rest.
You had me at 1 million and worth 3 grand each ? I figured if 1 million of any coin was found the value wouldnt be 3 grand anymore. Might read the book !