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WW2 GI Bribe & Barter Kits - Hidden Coin & Jewelry Inside

    An interesting piece of history walked into our doors at Collectors Coins Jewelry & Watches. What was it? Well at first, we didn’t exactly know until we did a little investigating. What we found? A fascinating tale of how coins and jewelry were used as barter to escape behind enemy lines. As coin buyers we were fascinated in researching and learning more about the history of these kits.     Anyone who thinks coin collecting is boring never stumbled upon a World War II-era government-issued bribery kit.   What a find—not just for collectors of rare coins, but also for collectors of rare wartime or military memorabilia. Barely distinguishable from a GI steel ammunition box, these sealed Escape...

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