Monday, March 30, 2009

Woman trades rare coins for groceries

Woman trades rare coins for groceries: "The woman told the bank teller she just needed money to pay for the groceries she had waiting at a local store.

Then she traded a small fortune in rare gold coins for a couple hundred bucks, launching a quest to reunite the coins with their rightful owner.

Zions Bank and Washington County law enforcement now are trying to solve a mystery that began March 16 when an unknown woman walked into a local Zions Bank branch in the St. George area and handed over 14 rare $20 gold Double Eagle coins in exchange for $280.

Just based on the price of the gold in the coins, each one is worth 50 times that — or more. The oldest of the coins was minted in 1875 and the most recent was 1927."