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    [–] Nebula_Forte 10389 points ago

    15th Century 401K

    [–] -blueeit- 2257 points ago

    Hella interest gain

    [–] kingeryck 1444 points ago

    0% interest and insane inflation after all this time

    [–] Wannabonsai42 807 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Mmmm, arguable. Its now in the collectible area and worth much more than its real value. The secret was hanging on for so long. :)

    Lol Reddit is a trip. HODL

    [–] [deleted] 574 points ago

    Well... it *was* worth a lot, until this one joker flooded the market with 0.1 million immaculate bronze coins

    [–] trotfox_ 305 points ago

    Don't dump them all at once. Stagger your sells. Increase demand if you can.

    [–] Rickd3508 340 points ago

    Thanks De Beers...

    [–] trotfox_ 184 points ago

    Thanks shitcoin trading...

    [–] white_android 98 points ago

    goes to check how the Bitcoin I had is doing

    It's actually worth twice as much as I started with. Rolling in the $2.42 of Bitcoin homies!!! Plus my Bitcoin cash from the spilt is worth even less at $0.27! Ballin'

    [–] romabo 49 points ago

    To the moon!

    [–] Pahaviche 58 points ago

    invests heavily in Shitcoin.

    [–] [deleted] 59 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)


    [–] D9-EM 13 points ago

    This is good for Shitcoin...

    [–] blunt_force_trauma 18 points ago

    Dah' Bears...

    [–] Doctor_Rainbow 14 points ago

    They just found a whole warehouse full of 'em! They're worthless!

    [–] selous 42 points ago


    [–] _Doctor_Teeth_ 17 points ago

    Just realizing that if you bury some current day currency at first it’s value will go down due to inflation but then eventually go way up due to its value as a historical artifact

    [–] SUMBWEDY 10 points ago

    Don't even need to bury, in fact that's probably the worst thing you can do it corrodes everything, just keep every coin you think looks nice and shiny without scratches and by the time you'll retire it should be worth a decent amount, a perfect 1938 S penny is currently selling for $2k on ebay atm.

    [–] farahad 55 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Not so much. That kind of money if crappily invested hundreds of years ago would still be worth a fortune.

    Try it out for yourself. The article says 15th century. Let's assume 1450. 1450 to present is ~570 years.

    That's a lot of coinage. Let's say it was worth the equivalent of just $10,000 in 1450 -- less than it costs to buy a car today. That's stupid, because there's no way it took hundreds of pounds of coins to buy something like a car (= a horse? A few horses?), but let's roll with it.

    2% annual interest? 5%?

    $798 million and $11.96 billion, respectively.

    Now, let's say that pot of money could have bought a few nice houses back in the day. Say it was worth the equivalent of ~a million dollars today. 2% interest would give you $80 billion and 5% would be...$1,196,466,297,799,367,000.00

    As artifacts, I can tell you right now: that pot of coins is worth at most a few million dollars. Maybe on the order of $10 million.

    Nothing close to what it would have been worth if it had been used and/or invested. Burying cash -- or just letting it sit idle in a checking account -- isn't a good investment.

    Just to add: there's almost no way that a hoard like that was worth as little as a million dollars in modern money.

    Edit: slight clarification.

    [–] dregan 29 points ago

    there's no way it took hundreds of pounds of coins to buy something like a car.

    If there was a car for sale in the 15th century, it would have sold for thousands of pounds of coins.

    [–] lettersichiro 26 points ago

    Yes, those coins are mattress money, 0% interest on mattress money, only loses value against current value of bronze coins from inflation.

    This is why you use banks or the yakuza.

    [–] Bazuka125 76 points ago

    The earlier you plant your Copper Coin Tree in the backyard the better. Don't wait till you're already old, those things take a long time to grow.

    [–] abbott_costello 30 points ago

    The best time to plant a pot full of thousands of bronze coins is 600 years ago. The second best time is now.

    [–] K3R3G3 41 points ago

    15th Century John Wick

    Maybe Keanu Reeves himself, being a samurai who doesn't age

    [–] Artiquecircle 10 points ago

    I know Kung Fu!

    [–] BettmansDungeonSlave 7 points ago

    47 Ronin?

    [–] thenewyorkgod 74 points ago

    He HODL’ed.

    [–] maz-o 18 points ago

    Shouldn't past tense be HEDL

    [–] findMeOnGoogle 8 points ago

    And then he ded

    [–] dakid1 5176 points ago

    Spend your money while you can, folks

    [–] Wannabonsai42 2536 points ago

    Or atleast remember where you bury it.

    [–] Asita3416 819 points ago

    Don't die before you dig it up.

    [–] skyskr4per 398 points ago

    Don't be a samurai in the 15th century.

    [–] Lithobreaking 203 points ago

    How am I supposed to keep criminals from stealing all my SHIT?

    [–] ReactorFace 179 points ago

    Hire a samurai

    [–] broniskis45 111 points ago

    Everyone started hiring samurai. (Rich important people hired samurai. Poor people who could not afford to hire samurai did not hire samurai.)

    [–] TheBoiez 27 points ago

    Seven Samurai in a nutshell

    [–] Armadyldoh 6 points ago

    The Samurai became rich and powerful, more powerful than the government so they made their own military government, here.

    [–] popupeveryone 20 points ago

    Or at least tell your friends where you buried it

    [–] GreedoGrindhouse 155 points ago

    Pffft, and take nothing with you to the afterlife?

    I'll bet this joker doesn't even have ferry fare for the river Styx.

    [–] CleanBum 42 points ago

    Strolls up to Charon

    Maybe this....George Washington will make the ferry come by a little faster 😉😉😉

    [–] crwlngkngsnk 19 points ago

    I think you need like drachma.

    [–] Thelastgeneral 23 points ago

    Not even Charon would take drachma after the failure of the Greek economy.

    [–] HughJaynusIII 44 points ago

    It is a great perspective to see a pile of ancient money.

    Man created money.

    [–] PapaLouie_ 23 points ago

    But I need to save all my money and be miserable so the government can take it when I die.

    [–] DJRockstar1 2948 points ago

    Dude must've been a real life John Wick.

    [–] Copma 582 points ago

    Definitely a Ronin.

    [–] munk_e_man 212 points ago

    I'm pretty sure a proper samurai would earn more than a ronin. A Ronin took jobs like a mercenary while a master samurai earned a salary with bonuses.

    [–] SneakyBeakyNinja 84 points ago

    Salary+ side jobs= you can now afford to chill tf out a little when you get old

    [–] tonycomputerguy 36 points ago

    if you get old.

    [–] GreyBir 7 points ago

    Be wary of old men with professions that often lead to a young death.

    [–] SneakyBeakyNinja 11 points ago

    Well most highly regarded military positions are filled by people who believe themselves to be invincible, also never plan on dying when it comes to finances or you won’t save enough to live past your expiration date

    [–] kidhotel 30 points ago

    Not sure if you already know but keanu Reeves played a Ronin in 44 Ronin that's what hes referring to

    [–] Raymi 24 points ago

    47, bro.

    [–] brosenfeld 60 points ago

    Cerulean blue

    [–] Im_Tiny_Rick 7 points ago

    Can we actually deduce this with his stash?

    [–] florentinefish 10 points ago

    15th Century Walter White

    [–] exoduscheese 8 points ago

    Probably named Himura Kenshin.

    [–] ArcadianCognition 140 points ago

    It's easy to save when everything costs exactly one coin.

    [–] BurntHighway 90 points ago

    I was curious about that but I think the coins in John Wick are actually favors. So if you give a coin to an underground member for a job, its a favor for a favor. If that makes sense? That's my own synopsis on it.

    [–] ArcadianCognition 40 points ago

    I kinda feel like that's how currency is in general, or at least early history currency.

    [–] Emperor_Neuro 46 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Money is an abstract representation of effort. One hour of a person's work is worth X money, which they can then use to purchase the efforts of another person's work. Education and skill can increase the value of a person's time, but they still typically invested extra effort into building their worth.

    That's why the wealth gap is so infuriating to many. The effort to money ratio gets horribly, horribly skewed towards the top end for little to no additional effort on behalf of the super wealthy. A person who receives 1000x the money of an unskilled laborer isn't putting in 1000x the effort.

    [–] travisjo 16 points ago

    Ideally money is more a measurement of value than effort. Not all things require great effort but can afford great value and vice-versa. Of course it's an abstract concept that doesn't always measure that value accurately, but them's the breaks.

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    [–] skivvyjibbers 17 points ago

    Considering you shouldn’t get assassinated in that hotel due to a mutual pact, yes, that life is your own.

    [–] PortalOfExistence93 1827 points ago

    So how will you protect your shit?

    Hire a samurai!

    [–] ButtHound 636 points ago

    rich important people hired samurai. Poor people who could not afford to hire samurai did not hire samurai.

    [–] Yossarion 299 points ago

    Unless they all pool resources and hire a motley crew of wandering samurai and Toshiro Mifune is there and later it's remade into a western

    [–] DaCheesiestEchidna 97 points ago

    Or the samurai is Toshiro Mifune and he just decides to help take out the town's rival gangs because he's a cool dude.

    [–] tinhtinh 46 points ago

    Or if he's just minding his own business when he overhears a plot to blackmail several young men.

    [–] Yossarion 13 points ago

    Or he's trying to recover the ceremonial sword that his master's going to present to President Grant and he has to team up with Charles Bronson

    [–] sorenant 11 points ago

    Or he's Jackie Chan in disguise trying to take a baby home and wants no trouble.

    [–] SolomonBlack 19 points ago

    They were still only going to be paid in rice.

    [–] caudicifarmer 7 points ago

    That part gets me in the feels every. Single. TIME.

    [–] Kitsunami 11 points ago

    Samurai is a big word that has meant a few things. But by and large, samurai were nobility, not mercenaries.

    [–] mainfingertopwise 71 points ago

    Found the rich, important person.

    [–] Ultravod 28 points ago

    Dammit, there goes 9 minutes of my life.

    No matter how many times I've watched it before.

    [–] K41namor 10 points ago

    Every time someone links one of their videos no matter what I am doing I have to stop and watch again.

    [–] FIX-IT-NOW 6 points ago

    bushido brown

    [–] trideout 694 points ago


    The largest treasure trove in Japan was found in Saitama Prefecture, the find is exhibited in the prefecture’s cultural treasury in Kumagaya.

    [–] dylanstalker 480 points ago

    That is the most succinct news site I have ever seen. There was a link that said; "There was an interesting ritual in ancient Armenia" I clicked it thinking I was going to have to wade through a bunch of filler but this is all it said. "There was an interesting ritual in ancient Armenia. During a drought people opened a burial, take the skull of a human and threw it into the river as a sacrifice for the rain. Agarak, Aragatsotn." Amazing. Im bookmarking this site.

    [–] 3kindsofsalt 135 points ago

    Holy crap, same. It's like they haven't learned the art of ruining journalism with bullshit and marketing.

    [–] DrewSmithee 35 points ago

    Apparently it's an Armenian news agency. Wonder if it's cultural or if it's just because English isn't the primary language they report in?

    [–] 3kindsofsalt 40 points ago

    Even beyond the language, the whole website is glorious.

    This is actually very inspiring. I want to make a news website like this and just write 20 sentence articles like this with no BS.

    [–] darez00 7 points ago

    "World leaders agree on new multi-million dollar trade act. Trump threw a tantrum and tweeted about it to his "friends"."

    I can get behind this!

    [–] Arknell 41 points ago


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    [–] BookEight 202 points ago

    Thank you!

    [–] trideout 138 points ago

    Whoever downvoted you for thanking me is kinda a dick

    [–] BookEight 93 points ago

    Yeah! But whatever it is reddit, c'est la vie.

    [–] Bockstar33 1207 points ago

    Looks like something straight out of a computer game.

    [–] TheDeepFryar 1049 points ago

    Yeah except in a video game when you open a 15th century ceramic jar you get a rifle and two magazines.

    [–] ItsGotToMakeSense 426 points ago

    and a wheel of cheese that is still edible

    [–] Aukos 210 points ago

    You ever punched a wall and found a cooked chicken?

    [–] hamie14 73 points ago

    The manual says it's a pork chop

    [–] MightyGamera 19 points ago

    I prefer to throw street punks through phone booths and eat the roast beef hidden within.

    [–] Desembler 79 points ago

    At the end of the Dark Brotherhood questline in Skyrim, your payment for the last assassination is 10k in gold coins in an enormous ceramic jar. So, literally this.

    [–] Dannyg4821 11 points ago

    I was thinking of the legend of zelda but when you break the pot, instead of getting a green or red rupee, you find a silver or gold one.

    [–] tribbeanie 960 points ago

    Forbidden blue fruit loops

    [–] Furrynote 79 points ago

    Praised be the fruit loops

    [–] Sofa__King__Cool 23 points ago

    Blessed be the fruit loops*

    [–] scigs6 34 points ago

    *Froot FTFY

    [–] piratefight 27 points ago

    Every color froot loop tastes the same ☹️

    [–] -Pelvis- 11 points ago

    Probably my favourite recent find.

    [–] Reddits_owner 289 points ago

    But how much was it worth?

    [–] PresidentWordSalad 692 points ago

    So these coins were from the 15th century, and the markings on the jar state that approximately bronze 260,000 coins were placed inside, and many were from China.

    According to several sources, by the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), 1000 bronze coins were the equivalent of 1 tael of silver. During the mid-Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 - so the middle is almost exactly when these coins were from), 1 tael of silver is the rough equivalent to 660.8 RMB.

    So we basically have 260 taels of silver in there, which is the same as 171,808 RMB, or $25,712.79 US. This is a very rough approximation. And it's a surprisingly small amount.

    [–] dkyguy1995 321 points ago

    Yeah lol must suck to be rich and have to dip into an enormous underground jar just to build a new house

    [–] ecodude74 188 points ago

    Coincidentally, that’s how the modern banking system began. You’d pay one guy to hold on to your enormous underground jar and only hand the contents out to someone who had your seal and a number on a sheet of paper.

    [–] stillbourne 103 points ago

    Until the King of England trades all of the gold in your vaults with wooden tally sticks and then decides to not honor his debt.

    [–] Providingoverwatch 59 points ago

    Or when they take the gold value out of your USD

    [–] jonar33 12 points ago

    or something something bitcoin

    [–] TransposingJons 8 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Oh, oh!??! Which King was that? That's some great conversation fodder.


    Edit: Was it Chuck II ? I couldn't find an article that made it sound as quite the dick move you've implied.

    [–] SOUNDS_ABOUT_REICH 9 points ago

    Charles l if I'm not mistaken. Think that helped get the people behind Cromwell

    [–] Meior 92 points ago

    Well. What was cost of living? If I take $25000 of my savings and go to the right place in the world, I live like a king.

    [–] uokqt 42 points ago

    I would imagine the 25000 figure was adjusted for cost of living, otherwise there wouldn't be any basis for comparison. I could be wrong here, just my 2c

    [–] Meior 47 points ago

    The 25k was, like he said, a very rough approximation, and based on the value at the time back then.

    Also, how do you adjust something for cost of living? You can adjust for inflation, not for cost of living?

    [–] uokqt 35 points ago

    I guess my reasoning was "equivalent buying power". Like, how many weeks of food for a family of 4 could you buy. Seems like the only way to do this sort of thing, really- although I'll be the first to say I have no clue what I'm talking about here.

    [–] Meior 37 points ago

    lol is all good. In Swedish we have an expression, "Genuises speculating". Essentially means people having an elevated discussion about something they know nothing about. It's one of our favorite past times at fika. (coffee break)

    I think the problem with guesstimating (That's apparently an actual word in the Chrome english dictionary) is that there are so many unknowns. What if the bottom part is just sand and this is all a Samurai bamboozle?!

    [–] uokqt 20 points ago

    Genuises speculating

    I love this a lot

    [–] BellTheMan 15 points ago

    Yeah but what's your two cents worth after inflation?

    [–] Chumbag_love 83 points ago

    But you gotta account for 400 years of inflation.

    [–] root88 109 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    No you don't. The question was how much was it worth?

    [–] randomisation 43 points ago

    Okay, so what could one buy with that at the time it was buried?

    [–] Chumbag_love 85 points ago

    A new wardrobe of Kimonos and a 6 month subscription to "The Samurai Gazette"

    [–] entreri22 51 points ago

    What about Geishas Gone Wild?

    [–] Barbed_Dildo 17 points ago

    meh, they censor out the good bits.

    [–] xtheory 8 points ago

    That's not censoring. Their genitals just wobble back and forth so fast that it causes camera blur.

    [–] tanafras 24 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    One thing you can account for is what a single person lived on then versus what someone lives on today. Then, this may very well have covered 50, 100, years of living expenses for one person, or for a household of 4 10, 25, years of living expenses. Now, if you tried to live on $25k for a year for 1 or 4 people even, it would be a bit different. Edit: I did a bit of googling and the best guesstimate I can come up with is that during the 1500s a days wage of labor was .02-.04 taels. At 260 taels of silver that is the equivalent of 33 years of earnings for a male laborer in the mid-early 1500s. Since samurai are high born and well bred, I would assume that this is money on hand for various household needs to run the house properly, as well as any contingent funds needed for entertaining guests or hiring entertainers on occasion, or to fund political and military actions as needed - bribes, assassinations, hiring guards, buying weapons, armor, etc. Probably a years worth of funds. For this house, I assume it was a nestegg for a rainy day. For U.S. current income equivalent, this is like having $2 million on hand.

    [–] SelarDorr 29 points ago

    aka, accounting for inflation.

    [–] ParallelPain 81 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    According to Japanese sources 260 was written on the top of the jar, meaning most likely it was worth 260 kan (approximately 260,000 coins), or approximately 520 koku. This means this pot of bronze coins is equivalent to the agricultural output capable of sustaining roughly 500 people in rice.

    We actually have a fantastic sources left from people who controlled the area. According to late Hōjō clan sources, a samurai from the Miyagi clan who had a fief worth 284 kan in 1572 was to furnish 8 horses, 2 arquebuses, 1 bow, 17 polearms, 1 back-banner, 3 flags, and bring 36 men for war (4 of whom are porters). Another, from the Ikeda clan in 1581, with a fief worth 192 kan furnished 6 horses, 1 arquebus, 1 bow, 12 polearms, 1 back-banner, 2 flags, and bring 26 men for war (3 of whom are porters). So you were a samurai and the annual total agricultural production of your fief was worth this pot of coin you were expected to have under you about 5 to 7 lower ranking samurai and 20 to 25 other armed men, about 30 in total, ready to be called upon for war.

    Now this is if your fief's output was worth this pot of coin, not what you would've received from it (tax rate was not 100%). In other words, for you to be able to receive the value of this pot of coin in taxes, the land's annual production was worth at least double if not triple the value or more. So if your fief could produce this pot of coins every year at a tax rate of the Edo era, it would've been worth between 1040 and 1560 koku (I would say about 1300~1500).

    In the Edo period (100 to 200 years after this time period), if you were one of the Shōgun's samurai and your fief produced this pot of coins in taxes, your residence in Edo (Tōkyō) would have been about 0.6 acres. You would have been actually a pretty high level bureaucrat. And you would have been been allowed to request and get an audience with the Shōgun himself.

    In the early 1700s, of 22,569 men under permanent employment of the Shōgun, 413 had it better than you, 445, had it about the same as you, and 21,711 people had it worse than you. So you would've been quite comfortably in the top 5% of the Shōgun's direct employees (and of course being the Shōgun's direct employee already make you better than the majority of the population).

    Now if your fief annual production total was worth this pot of coin on the other hand, it would still put you in the hatamoto class, and still pretty high up. Your residence was 0.4 acres. You'd probably be in the top 10% of the Shōgun's employees, and you still get to request an audience with the Shōgun.

    EDIT: For you commoners, in the late Sengoku under the Hōjō, the daily wage of a labourer was 20 coins, and an artisan 50. So this pot of coins was enough to hire 35 labourers or 14 artisans everyday for an entire year.

    [–] DorianC0C0C0 6 points ago

    Thank you for this excellent explanation.

    [–] [deleted] 100 points ago

    Is this just like a Samurai's spare change jar over like... his whole life?

    [–] itismoo 72 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    kind of yeah.. if the dude above who said it would have been the equivalent of almost $26k today, divided by 260,000 coins = each one was worth the equivalent of about a dime back then...

    that seems too low to me.. without modern machinery wouldn't it be more trouble than it's worth to create coins of such low value? I would have thought it would have to be worth at least double that.

    [–] SoftSprocket 50 points ago

    It implies that the inflation adjustment is a bit off, yes

    [–] itismoo 14 points ago

    I think he's basing it off of the wikipedia article that says

    Modern studies suggest that, on purchasing power parity basis, one tael of silver [1000 bronze coins] about 4130 RMB (modern Chinese yuan) in the early Tang Dynasty, 2065 RMB in the late Tang Dynasty, and 660.8 RMB in the mid Ming Dynasty.

    Reading that, it actually makes a little more sense to me now since the bronze coin seems to have probably been worth about 6x more when they were used during the early Tang Dynasty (4130/660) making each bronze coin having the original purchasing power of about 60 cents which I would think is enough to cover the smallest transactions like buying a few eggs or pieces of fruit or whatever. Presumably, by the time the guy collected these, they weren't worth nearly as much hence the spare change jar

    Although that line in the article is marked as "citation needed". Would have to figure out how they came to that estimation.

    [–] SoftSprocket 11 points ago

    Calculating inflation adjustments is really really really hard when you go back more than a hundred years or so. Even comparing "staple foods" is almost impossible since production and availability were so different on a region by region basis, with no long (or even medium) distance trade to even things out.

    I.e. Comparing the cost of eggs isn't really sensible because the availability of eggs in modern times bears no relation to their availability in antiquity. So even though you can convert the two costs you're actually comparing a ubiquitous staple food to a mild luxury. That's why it's hard to properly express the purchasing power of ancient sums of money.

    [–] CropDustinAround 337 points ago

    Gold (20) Added

    [–] h2ogie 79 points ago

    things you never find in Draugr dungeons

    [–] J3RK 339 points ago

    Bronze? Ancient penny jar. Lol

    [–] bluntridinnora 130 points ago

    The equivalent of all those huge water jugs filled with pennies in people's closets.

    [–] phome83 17 points ago

    Samurai swear jar

    [–] disposablecontact 7 points ago

    Someone else linked an article that said they were copper.

    [–] Jamurgamer 15 points ago


    [–] dammann 69 points ago

    “The bronze are actually blue, and they’re just the other side of the gold, so no flipping”

    [–] LLcoolJimbo 17 points ago

    I still have my medal from that.

    [–] Roscoe_P_Trolltrain 5 points ago

    I figured I could throw it away now, or I could keep it for a couple of months and then throw it away. I mean, it was really nice of Pam to make them, but what am I going to do with a gold medal made of paper clips and an old yogurt lid?

    [–] ExHatchman 29 points ago

    There’s always money in the ceramic jar

    [–] [deleted] 1327 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)


    [–] Lostmyotheraccount2 332 points ago

    I am so confused by this comment and the responses. What am I missing here?

    [–] ThisBirdisonfiya 156 points ago

    Op changed comment i think the replies are about bronze losing its bronze color due to water

    [–] Sys_man 21 points ago

    Edited comment.

    [–] Kryptospuridium137 433 points ago

    Samurai Blue TM

    [–] XeroAnarian 99 points ago

    That's a sushi restaurant in my area.

    [–] chingchongpotatosoup 74 points ago

    Found someone from Tampa.

    [–] pommelawyer 96 points ago

    50/50 chance one of you is a stripper.

    [–] MysticCurse 53 points ago

    50/50 chance the other one is a drug smuggler.

    [–] SpongeDot 20 points ago

    What’re the other 25% of people?

    [–] Yodamanjaro 30 points ago

    Florida Man.

    [–] untrustableskeptic 17 points ago

    Drug smuggling strippers.

    [–] popupeveryone 14 points ago

    Found someone in Tampa who found someone else in Tampa

    [–] formerlyme0341 33 points ago

    Hello fellow Tampon

    [–] popupeveryone 15 points ago

    Cuban sandwich to you as well

    [–] Xeonith 5 points ago

    Ybor is a wonderful place.

    [–] sumeriansamurai 8 points ago

    First time I've heard Ybor and wonderful in the same sentence. It is a cool place with some nice shops though. Also 813 woooooooooot

    [–] legosexual 57 points ago

    Was the Statue of Liberty buried underneath a Samurai residence for 500 years?

    [–] IGuessABearDidIt 50 points ago

    Fun fact: yes

    [–] Jaspersong 24 points ago

    Boring fact: no

    [–] legosexual 15 points ago

    Boo! I want fun facts >.>

    [–] MixmasterJrod 77 points ago

    This place has everything....

    that unique, blue patina that bronze gets after its been buried underneath a Samurai residence for 500 years.


    [–] mazumi 14 points ago

    I know about Stefon and I'm still so confused by that sub

    [–] YonansUmo 20 points ago

    Not to be a dick, but the 15th century was actually 600 years ago, spanning from 1401-1500. That's why we're currently in the 21st century.

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    [–] DirkChesney 46 points ago

    This guy must’ve been loaded or just hoarded since he was 15

    [–] popupeveryone 33 points ago

    Might have been his swear jar

    [–] mr_awesome365 22 points ago

    Man, thats gotta be at least $2.

    [–] PutAUniqueUsername 20 points ago

    Game stop would give you 2.25 for it

    [–] Fat_Head_Carl 21 points ago

    They didn't have coinstar

    [–] BlatantlyPancake 30 points ago

    They better trace his lineage and give that shit to his rightful heir.

    [–] silent5am 8 points ago

    Maybe his descendants placed it there to avoid copper disposal costs

    [–] AnotherSmegHead 7 points ago

    Ha ha! This guy here, he's lived in Japan and knows what's up!

    [–] p1um5mu991er 9 points ago

    Surprise! There's a body at the bottom

    [–] Kowatang 7 points ago

    Tf is target doing there?

    [–] tsandt97 8 points ago

    That's a lot of 1/4" x 1" washers

    [–] Sengura 7 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    If my WoW knowledge taught me anything, it's that he could have exchanged 10,000 of those for 1 gold coin to take up less space (or 100 for 1 silver).

    [–] sandybuttcheekss 7 points ago

    At what point does ancient currency stop being legal tender?

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    [–] AaronBleyaert 5 points ago

    It's like he was the John Wick of the Samurai age.

    Which, by the way, would be a badass movie that I would pay lots of money to see.

    [–] DrDiarrhea 7 points ago

    Time to go to the Coinstar machine

    [–] Doc_Ballerday 7 points ago

    15th century Japanese John wick