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Francis Drake and Coins


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The problem is that anyone can come along later and drop coins. Even in California some theories about Drake - ie the plate that was found in Drake's Bay in 1930 and said to have been dated 1579 is largely believed to be a forgery now.


Another possibility is that river gravel from the Thames was dredged up as ballast for an ocean going ship later on, say in the 19th century and then dumped when the vessel landed in BC - in this way some Roman coins have been found in Bermuda, and other British possessions.

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