460 Yr Old Coin Could Rewrite Canada`s History

Submitted by: drawman61 3 years ago in
http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/01/12/how-the-discovery-of-a-460-year-old-english-shilling-in-b-c-could-help-rewrite-the-early-history-of-canada/

Relic hunters urged to recheck findings
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Female 2,691
It`s what the world`s been waiting for!
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Male 11,740
Gerry, it`s possible but it isn`t the only coin that has been found. There has been other evidence too. It`s certainly a compelling argument.
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Male 837
@Thonius
It entirely depends on your definition of "very recently". While I`m not an avid coin collector, I did a little research in the past. There is evidence to suggest that Augustus kept a collection of rare and foreign coins - and after that it became a hobby for the rich.

So, if we consider the first century to be "very recent" - and considering the approximated age of the Earth we can - then it is. But if we`re talking about in the scope of human history, the collection of coins is one of the longer lasting hobbies.
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Male 177
5cats, I wondered why I have the urge to learn Chinese.
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Male 987
Coin collecting did not become an active hobby until very recently. It was not uncommon for Ancient Roman silver and Byzantine gold coins to be in use in Europe and North America into the 18th century. For a 16th century coin to fall from a man`s grasp in 18th century Canada is far more likely than for the coin to have fallen there immediately after it was minted.
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Male 37,865
It doesn`t change Canada`s history much at all. British history a bit? Perhaps.

Vikings were here in Canada centuries before the rest of Europeans... possibly the Chinese too. Some Portuguese probably preceded Columbus as well.

And it may be possible it was dropped later @Gerry, lolz! That`s why more `time period` evidence is needed.
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Male 15,832
Right you are, Gerry. It could have been dropped any time after the date on the coin.
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Male 38,507

Isn`t it just possible some guy a hundred years ago dropped his old coin?
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Male 7,775
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