• May 17, 2022

Couple Weren’t Prepared for This When They Began Remodeling Their House


A couple in Cleveland, Ohio had decided to do some remodeling and the construction workers began tearing off the old drywall.  When one of the rooms were finished, they spotted something no one expected.  It was a suitcase that appeared to be a 1950s model.  There was a shoelace tied around it.  The couple opened up the suitcase and they found some old newspaper pages and three packages that appeared to be wrapped in wax paper.  They were able to see a little through the wax paper and they became excited as it appeared to be money.

The first bundle they opened contained nothing but 20s, but the other two bundles were loaded with fifties and hundred dollar bills.  Once they were done counting, they found that the suitcase had contained $23,000 dollars.  But in actuality there was even more than that in the case.  Many of the bills were gold certificates last issued in 1922 and many were in uncirculated condition.  A 1922 gold cerificate is worth a minimum of five hundred dollars.  They have not yet had an appraisal done, but it is safe to say that they should end up making a tidy profit from redecorating their house.

A couple remodeling their home recently found a suitcase with $23,000 in cash hidden in the ceiling of their basement 

When he and his wife opened the case, they found three packages wrapped in what appeared to be wax paper 

When they brought the packages out of the case, their hopes soared as they saw the green of American money 

Newspaper lined the bottom of the green case, dating back to 1951 

From The Mail Online:

‘Some of the bills were rarer than others. Some brown notes, a gold certificate and some star notes nearly uncirculated. All bills were from 1928-1934,’ he wrote. 

The lot was worth about $23,000.  

After researching the bills, the couple decided to have the lot appraised and went to their lawyer to see about keeping the find.  

‘This was a wild ride for us and I hope you all enjoyed it too. We are boring people and have been dumping our extra money to pay off our mortgage and that is where this money will go too,’ the post ends.