Sarnia high school discovers 1920, 1921 coins in 97-year-old time capsule

A time capsule hidden in the cornerstone of Sarnia’s Great Lakes Secondary School (GLSS) in August 1921 was unveiled late last month.

Among the contents of the 97-year-old time capsule, which was opened on April 28, were five coins, including 1920 50- and 25-cent pieces as well as 1921 10-, five- and one-cent pieces.

According to the school’s Facebook page, the coins’ values are currently “being investigated.”

Although the coins’ values will depend on their condition, another 1921 five-cent coin – this in Professional Coin Grading Service About Uncirculated-53 – is being offered on eBay for $18,000.

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