Oak Island Chinese Cash Coin Find
OK, now they found a Chinese cash coin on Oak Island. The problem with these surface finds now is the fact that anyone can fly over Oak Island in a light plane at 1000 feet and scatter a few Chinese cash or Roman bronzes. Evidence found on the surface now has to be viewed great skepticism. The coin appears to have no characters left and I'm unsure that it can be accurately dated. All I could make out is a raised circular line, nearer to the rim than center, and encircling most of the coin.
The show is entertainment, I know, but the 200 year search is quite real. And the archeological work being done there is quite interesting, documenting an 800 year history of this prime real estate. It looks like the Island was used as early as 1200AD or so by the Vikings? and there is evidence of use by the Spanish, French and English going back to the 1500s. There certainly could have been valuable cargo (gold and silver) there at some point(s) in time but there's also a good chance that it is no longer there. Timbered tunnels dating to before the 1795 discovery of the "Money Pit" have been confirmed, so something major happened here. Yes, it's entertainment but based on reality. Reality TV isn't all garbage. I enjoy this one.