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Michigan Family Find WWI-Era Artillery Shell Filled With Antique Coins While Cleaning House

TIMENovember 30, 2021

A family in Michigan was cleaning house when they came across an explosive-seeming find last month, discovering a World War I ammunition shell filled with an unexpected treasure.

Inside their abode, they somehow dredged up an antiquated artillery round from a bygone era. Worried that the shell was still live, they contacted the police in Lansing.

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(Courtesy of MSP First District)
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(Courtesy of MSP First District)

The Michigan State Police bomb squad used X-ray to examine the round and determined it to be a World War I-era ammunition round but not, in fact, to be live; instead, a trove of antique coins and bills dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s was found inside.

Snapping photos for posterity and for their Twitter page, Michigan State Police posted several pictures of the bombshell find on social media, showing off the rare round.

Although the police confiscated the World War I artillery shell, they left the family with the loot that was found inside.

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(Courtesy of MSP First District)

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