Friday, August 27, 2010

Tennessee Street Sweeper Finds Rare 1736 Silver Coin

"See a penny, pick it up." Two Elizabethton street sweepers went for a penny, and found that their luck wasn't just one cent's worth.

While sweeping the Redi Mart on Siam Road in Elizabethton on Saturday, Jonathan Bowman spotted something in the grass; he called his friend.

"Albert was up at the upper parking lot sweeping this way," said Bowman. "I hollered, 'Albert look here what I found!' And we looked at it; it was 1736 silver coin . . .

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