Old Article: Hoard of Coins Unearthed at New Orleans Bank
A recent Gerry Fortin reference to this hoard in the context of 1841-O quarters piqued my interest. Here’s the 1982 NY Times article describing the find and the frenzied efforts of droves of people to scoop up all they could like Mardi Gras doubloons. Too bad the contents of the hoard will never be known. The article is a somewhat entertaining read. So New Orleans. The only thing missing is Ignatius Reilly getting knocked over in the fray.