2164 Wait Of Gold.
A better, faster, artist would have done an establishing shot that shown all the characters in attendance. I am not that artist. A lot of this comic is me trying to get by with the time and skill I have & hoping people will get enough of the gist to keep up. The entire group that went on the “ghost hunt” is meant to be present. Eventually I’ll get around to showing them all, but I should have done that first. I just wanted to keep things moving because we still really haven’t exited the ghost hunt arc proper.
If that isn’t the surprise of the century. XD
At least it’s not a Reddit Box.
What’s in the box, in the box?
WHAT’S IN THE BOX TODAY?!
Hope it’s not fool’s gold. Otherwise, it’s gonna be interesting to see what projects that goes into funding assuming Reginald doesn’t keep all of it.
My first thought was that’s a lot of blue in that box to be gold. Looks to me like a bunch of files sticking out.
My guess is gold coins sleeved like a typical collection: https://news.wsiu.org/sites/wsiu/files/styles/x_large/public/201601/coin_collecting5.png
I predict Reggie demanding that he get a majority of the find. That seems to be in-character for him.
The price of gold, today in the USA, is about- $1752, [or 1752 US Dollars per ounce].
I think that box could hold about 2 pounds of gold.
So, $1752 per 1 ounce of gold,…and there may be 32 ounces of gold…here, then Thomas maybe holding-
about $56,064 worth of gold.
This possible $56064 won’t make our heroes rich, but I wouldn’t turn down a 5th or a 6th of that money.
Minted coins, depending on their condition and age, can be worth much more than the value of the metal. Not sure if the contents would make them millionaires, per se, but it would be a handsome sum by most normal standards. Even Reggie wouldn’t baulk at it, I reckon.
A stack of Augustus Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles would be nice.
On a bit of a tangent, I just watched the Highlander episode “Double Eagle”, yesterday.
If they try to sell such a hoard they might have to explain where it came from.
[Vincent continues staring at the briefcase’s contents]
Jules: Vincent! We happy?
Vincent: Yeah, we happy.
Hahahaha! Nice :)
I hate to be that guy, but some days you get up and hurt from top to bottom, neck, back, fingers, … my fingernails don’t hurt.
But the coffee is a bit bitter, toast burnt, eggs rubbery, …
…what I’m trying to say is, that I have a rough morning and not enough ‘nice’ in me to avoid saying:
Show me the money!
(I wanna see the gold, thanks. I love this arc, for characters being themselves.)
It’s actually gold WHAT, though. Those points of ellipsis have me smelling a trap harder than Admiral Ackbar in orbit around Coruscant.
Could be the dead guys military medals, leaving the crew with the dilemma of what to do with them.
Makes sense. Gold is one of the few things that might still be valuable when one walks out of an apocalyptic bunker. That, and bottle caps.
Will it? You can’t eat it. In a post-apocalyptic world, that which has use, has value.
The value of gold is only in what someone else will trade you for it.
It should have been obvious from the weight that the box contained metal of some kind. I suppose it could have been a “rosebud” collection of childhood mementos that were all relatively heavy, coins with sentimental value, jacks and a ball, etc.
but the heavier the box the more likely it is to be gold. Because not all childhood memories are physically heavy.
Never know, it might be his lead collection.
“Due to the unpredictability of the stock market, the best advice is to invest in precious metals-brass and lead!”