'The Curse Of Oak Island' Season 8 Episode 3 Preview: Did the Chinese bury a treasure? Coin sparks wild theories
A fan wrote, 'That coin could be much much older though. China has been using coins with square holes (considered to be good luck) for centuries'
Remember how Gary Drayton was really happy with his new 'top-pocket' find? After examining a circular area on the island, he realized that there is a strong chance of iron, as well as other non-ferrous metals. And he found an old coin, that he said definitely belongs to the 1700s. He said there is decoration around it and it is not perfectly round.
In Episode 2 of 'The Curse Of Island', Gary shows his find to the Lagina brothers in the War Room and they're mighty impressed with his discovery. He feels that the colonialists stamped something from it. In the preview of Episode 3, as the coin is investigated further, there is much speculation that the coin is a Chinese coin. We already know about Spanish, British and French activity on the island. Gary had said that the coin was much more exotic. So what could this mean? This could lead to wild theories and speculation.
Have the Chinese buried treasure on the island? Or did they belong to Chinese laborers who worked on the island? There are several theories surrounding this, and Reddit is a treasure trove of these.
One fan wrote, "Yup. It might show that there were Chinese laborers on the island working for the Brits. This really is history changing if true. That coin could be much much older though. China has been using coins with square holes (considered to be good luck) for centuries." Another responded, "They made it here in trade goods as decoration. 1000-year-old coins were still routinely trading in China in the early 1900s. Wicker baskets are the most famous vector for them making it into Canada." One internet user said, "Could it be the Chinese sailed to Oak Island and buried a Ming treasure there?"
There's a lot of mystery when it comes to Oak Island, and the questions are just increasing every year. We have evidence of man-made activity on the island before the 1700s, even before the Money Pit was found, and that could have been responsible for the burial of the legendary treasure chests on the island.
'The Curse Of Oak Island' airs on Tuesdays at 9 pm.