A Couple Found ‘Secret’ Lunchbox From 1951 And It Changed Their Lives

A Tale of Secret Lunchbox


Is it normal to get a box full of dollars just lying there? This American couple were blessed with one such luck and believe me their luck is making me jealous. It all happened when they started their DIY renovation work in their rented house of 1940’s era. Excited! Read more to get deeper into the story.


This American couple had bought a house of 1940’s era some two years ago in Ohio and thought of renovating it. They didn’t know that their idea of refurbishing and remodelling the house would be such a boon for them. So, they started with their work and what happened next was nothing more than the Almighty’s best blessings.


So, during one of their DIY jobs, they found a grey vintage lunchbox in the ceiling of their basement. Surprised and excited, they took the box out and the other one started snapping pictures, hoping some vintage treasure inside it. “I took the box outside and gathered the wife. It has something inside, but not heavy like coins or gold bars. Might get lucky though. Could be old sports cards?” he wondered.


So, with great excitement they opened the lunchbox and found that the items were wrapped up in and wax paper. Unwrapping it, they found that another layer of newspapers protected the contents inside. It was then seen that it was a newspaper dated 25th March, 1951. What came up next was a big, very big surprise for the American couple.


Unwrapping the newspaper gifted them an unbelievable amount of cash. Believe a luck like that. “These are all twenties! There may be a couple thousand here! We are freaking out at this point. This doesn’t happen to us! What do we do? Where are the cameras?” he recalled. “The second package didn’t have any twenties. It was all fifties! What is going on here? There could be 5 grand here!. Wait!!!! The third package is 100s!!!! This is out of control!!!” Dude, good Karma or just mere luck?


Not only cash, there were other contents too. According to the couple, “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. What do we do now? Is it ours? What is it worth?” They posted these pictures on Imgur and are literally surprising the world. They consulted their lawyer and learnt that as the owner died a few decades ago, they could keep the money. Amazing, isn’t it?


Not only this, the couple when continued with their renovation, found another vintage box. The overall amount was $45,000 in old and rare banknotes. This couple is making me jealous, I swear. Anyway, they’ll be paying off their mortgage with the money. Happy days like these are amazing.