Neighbor Rich Gilson was hard at work renovating his house when he came across the unexpected, which at first he took to be trash, Fox 29 reported Tuesday.
However, it turned out to be two wound-up rolls of cash consisting of 10s and 20s, totaling over $2,000. The bills were in excellent condition and printed in 1934.
Photos showed the vintage cash neatly laid out in a cardboard box, and one image showed a close-up glimpse of a roll that appeared to have string around it:
“Either somebody robbed a bank and buried it there, or somebody didn’t trust the banks in 1934 during the height of the depression,” Gilson speculated.
The Great Depression began when the stock market crashed in 1929 and was exacerbated by the Dust Bowl, according to History.com.
Following the depression, people were mistrustful of banks. Therefore, they began hiding their cash and valuables in their homes, the Three Thrifty Guys website said.
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