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Date: 01/20/14 05:45 PM

9 Responses to 460 Yr Old Coin Could Rewrite Canada`s History

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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    January 19, 2014 at 5:40 am
    Link: 460 Yr Old Coin Could Rewrite Canada`s History - Relic hunters urged to recheck findings
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 20, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Isn`t it just possible some guy a hundred years ago dropped his old coin?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 20, 2014 at 8:48 pm
    Right you are, Gerry. It could have been dropped any time after the date on the coin.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 20, 2014 at 10:02 pm
    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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    Thonious Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2014 at 4:03 am
    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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    icdumbpeople Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2014 at 4:08 am
    5cats, I wondered why I have the urge to learn Chinese.
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    JadesDitoyr Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2014 at 4:43 am
    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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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2014 at 3:11 pm
    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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    SavageChef Female 50-59
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    January 23, 2014 at 12:50 am
    It`s what the world`s been waiting for!

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