Another lucky family has discovered a safe that led not only to a fair amount of fortune but also served them some family history. Not everyone comes across this kind of luck and adventure when cleaning. A Reddit user with the name vsky shared what his family had discovered one day.
They only wanted to clean and remodel the house that belongs to his grandparents. Understandably so, because they have lived there for 50 long years. His family was the one to build that house from scratch on 45 acres of land. Over the years, they also have built detached garages.
On the process of cleaning out the last garage, they found something interesting. They bumped a wall that sounded hollow, and when they tore it down, they found an old, hidden safe that weighed a whopping 1,500 to 2,000 pounds! They knew that something important was inside and so they decided to open it.
It was really old but vsky said that you can’t get in without a combination. His family tried hard to crack it open because they had no idea what the combination was. It got to the point that they wanted to hire a professional locksmith. But another discovery was made by vsky when he found numbers written on one of the garage’s rafters. Could this be what we think it is?
After mixing and matching, they discovered that the numbers were actually the combination to the safe and now they could open it. Excited, they checked the contents of the safe and found two guns, paper notes, treasury notes from the pre-prohibition era, the deed to the property, and 3 heavy cloth pouches. Inside the pouches were silver coins that were said to be silver dollars dating from the 1800s to 1964. When they had appraised it, the coins’ value was up to $15,000!
What can you say about the family’s discovery? What about you? Have you found something valuable in your own home when you cleaned it? Would you like to try and search your homes for treasure like this? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!