I'm thinking this is the way they figured it would go. We'll bury the box now, in 1795, and they'll open it in 2015 when someone hoverboards over to the State Capitol and finds it underneath the building foundation.
So let's get right to what was in it:
On Tuesday at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the world got a look at what Revere and Adams thought was worth remembering.
Museum conservator Pam Hatchfield opened the 10-pound box during a news conference, using a porcupine quill and her grandfather’s dental tool to remove each item. The box contained a Massachusetts commonwealth seal, a page from Massachusetts colony records, five folded newspapers, a dozen coins — including a 1652 “pine tree shilling” — and the inscribed silver plate, which still had fingerprints on it, she said.
The silver plate was “probably made by Paul Revere and engraved by him,” museum director Malcolm Rogers said, according to CNN. “That was the treasure at the end.”
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