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Officials want better price for 'windfall' silver

OXFORD — The city of Oxford and Lafayette County will look for better prices on 42 bars of silver that were discovered this past summer in a safety deposit box. Officials told the Oxford Eagle this week’s bids were too low. The 42 bars of 100 ounces each and a couple of smaller pieces were found in a safety deposit ...

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Leaders may auction off 'windfall' silver

OXFORD — The City of Oxford and Lafayette County will likely sell more than 4,200 ounces of silver at bid. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that 42 bars of 100 ounces each and a couple of smaller pieces were found in a safety deposit box rented before the local hospital was leased to Baptist Memorial Health Care in 1989. ...

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Long-forgotten silver provides windfall to city, county

OXFORD — The discovery of long-forgotten silver bars is providing a windfall two local governments in north Mississippi. While preparing to sell a local hospital building, officials found 4,200 ounces of silver nitrate bars stored in a safety deposit box at First National Bank on the downtown square in Oxford. Officials say that’s about $200,000 worth of silver in the ...

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