+The Lost Geeks Posted March 6, 2009 Share Posted March 6, 2009 The Oak Island geocoin celebrates Nova Scotia's original mystery cache. 213 years of DNFs and counting! This coin is 45mm round and 4 mm thick. It has an edge die of the codes that were found at the oak Island site along with the tracking number. There were 250 coins made. Of that, 75 are gold, 85 Nickel, 75 copper plated.(there is also an artist edition which are not for sale). This coin is trackable on Geocaching.com and has it own icon. In 1795, 16-year-old Daniel McGinnis discovered a circular depression in a clearing on the southeastern end of the island with an adjacent tree which had a tackle block on one of its overhanging branches. McGinnis, with the help of friends, excavated the depression and discovered a layer of flagstones a few feet below. As they dug down they discovered layers of logs at about every ten feet. They abandoned the excavation at 30 feet. For 213 years treasure hunters have sought to unravel the secret of the pit. Floods, booby traps, deaths and mysterious inscriptions have fueled speculation over what riches might be hidden here, and who might have hidden it. Even President Franklin Roosevelt became part of an exploration group, and kept up with news and developments for most of his life. Theories about who created the money pit are just about as plentiful as the groups who have tried to find it. Some say it holds the pirate treasure of Henry "Long Ben" Every, Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, or even William "Captain" Kidd. Others believe it is naval treasure hidden by Spanish sailors, or by British troops during the American revolution. Some say it was constructed by French army engineers to hold the treasury of Fortress Louisbourg during the French and Indian War. Still more fanciful theories say it contains the lost jewels of Marie Antoinette; proof that Francis Bacon penned all the plays of William Shakespeare; or even the final hiding place constructed by exiled Knights Templar for the Holy Grail. Links to purchase: Oak Island Gold Oak Island Nickel Oak Island Copper Oak Island set of 3 coins Quote Link to comment
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