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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Floor Safe Yields Riches


October 19, 2017

Michele Smith

Kurt Campbell poses with the antique safe that was cracked during Woody's Bar & Grill's Century Celebration last week.

DAYTON--Kurt Campbell is in his counting house, counting out his money after cracking a floor safe he found in the basement of Woody's Bar & Grill, thirteen years ago. Campbell cracked the safe as part of his Century Celebration at the restaurant and lounge, which took place during the Dayton on Tour festivities.

To his amazement there were numerous old quarters, dimes, pennies and silver dollars inside, he said.

Campbell said there was a total of 152 silver dollars, the oldest of which was a Morgan silver dollar stamped with the year 1881.

Kurt said he and his friends tried picking the...

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