You know what they say - one good turn deserves another! In a piece of uplifting numismatic news, an honest couple of new homeowners returned over $15,000 in forgotten rare coins to the original owners of the home they had just purchased.
James and Clarrisa Munford recently purchased their dream home in Irmo, South Carolina from a pair of proud homeowners. The original owners spent weeks preparing the house, stating ‘You reap what you sow. My wife and I spent a great deal of time and effort to ensure that we left our home in excellent condition for the Munfords." Well, one good deed was certainly returned by another!
As luck would have it, the one "loose end" they had forgotten was a hidden hoard of 50 gold and silver coins that the owners had stashed long ago. The Munfords discovered the stash hidden inside a built-in drawer in the home. Upon discovery, they couldn’t believe what they found - and they immediately reached out to the original homeowners and returned the coins. Why would they sacrifice an immediate (and legal) windfall during a pandemic?
US property law was on their side. Upon transfer of title of their new home, the Munfords gained ownership of the house and all of its contents - including the treasure trove of gold and silver.
But the Munfords are good people, and in the nature of the golden rule they wanted to return the good will that the homeowners had shown them. The original owners were surprised they gave up the windfall “Now is a good time to pause and reflect about how we treat each other. If there were more people like the Munfords, this world would be a much better place.” he said.
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