Lee monument time capsule being opened - Live
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Following coins identified:

1883 10 cent

1853 25 cent or half (rays not mentioned by curator)

1886 Silver dollar

Unidentified date large 1C (Lee's birth year, 1807, would be logical)

(I came in about 1/4 the way through examination, so other coins might have been found.)

PS: There was no Lincoln photo. It was a Harper's Weekly fold-out engraving and of no special historical value.

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On 12/29/2021 at 9:52 AM, Just Bob said:

Conder token, maybe?

I thought it was a "Lee Monument" not one to James Conder ? Did I miss the memo?

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On 12/30/2021 at 11:26 AM, numisport said:

Can't see anything, won't load and looks like adds

Loads fine using Firefox. No ads in the video.

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On 12/30/2021 at 12:03 PM, numisport said:

Guess I'm using Edge. Nope won't load. I see Freelance Star but text won't load.

Here's the URL of a short video (3 min), maybe that will work.

https://fredericksburg.com/news/state-and-regional/second-lee-monument-time-capsule-is-opened-and-initial-items-match-the-1887-inventory/article_76723fb7-05a4-5454-a726-3b9534dd9e76.html

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A list of the contents was released by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources on Jan 18th, I just found it today trailing back to see what was going on. They sure didn't publicize the release of the list very well, at least not in my area. :taptaptap: Or maybe I just missed it. (shrug)

All of the coins found in the box were originally listed in the Richmond Dispatch 1887 inventory. Not much in the way of specifics yet from what I've seen but enough for people to run with if they choose to. Here are the coins listed and who donated them:

W.T. Mosely, English penny of 1812 (In Envelope)

Charles E. and Walter B. Harwood, twelve copper coins (Individually wrapped in paper bound in twine)

William B. Isaacs, assortment of United States silver and copper coins

Carlton McCarthy, one United States silver dollar, 1886

J. Thompson Brown, assortment of United States fractional coins

https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Contents-of-the-Richmond-Robert-E-Lee-Monument-Copper-Cornerstone-Box.pdf

They have a nice article on the banknotes contained in the box, which I posted over at PMG but here is the link for anyone interested.

https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/news/cornerstone-contributions-paying-for-rebellion-confederate-currency-in-the-lee-cornerstone-box/#more-46953

I suspect an article on each coin contribution is forthcoming from VDHR, similar to the ones already published for a few of the other artifacts. 

https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/

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On 2/25/2022 at 5:33 PM, Fenntucky Mike said:

A list of the contents was released by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources on Jan 18th, I just found it today trailing back to see what was going on. They sure didn't publicize the release of the list very well, at least not in my area. :taptaptap: Or maybe I just missed it. (shrug)

All of the coins found in the box were originally listed in the Richmond Dispatch 1887 inventory. Not much in the way of specifics yet from what I've seen but enough for people to run with if they choose to. Here are the coins listed and who donated them:

W.T. Mosely, English penny of 1812 (In Envelope)

Charles E. and Walter B. Harwood, twelve copper coins (Individually wrapped in paper bound in twine)

William B. Isaacs, assortment of United States silver and copper coins

Carlton McCarthy, one United States silver dollar, 1886

J. Thompson Brown, assortment of United States fractional coins

https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Contents-of-the-Richmond-Robert-E-Lee-Monument-Copper-Cornerstone-Box.pdf

They have a nice article on the banknotes contained in the box, which I posted over at PMG but here is the link for anyone interested.

https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/news/cornerstone-contributions-paying-for-rebellion-confederate-currency-in-the-lee-cornerstone-box/#more-46953

I suspect an article on each coin contribution is forthcoming from VDHR, similar to the ones already published for a few of the other artifacts. 

https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/

Imagine what the people who put those coins in there would say if you told them that the biggest “meh, so what?” when this is opened in 2021 will be the 1886 silver dollar. 

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