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World War I artillery and 1800s coinage found in Lansing home

The Michigan State Police bomb squad was called in after a family found a large World War I artillery shell.

A Lansing family was shocked while walking through a family member’s home on Saturday, October 23, 2021. A sizeable artillery shell was found among other items in a house being emptied.

Courtesy of Michigan State Police

Courtesy of Michigan State Police

Lansing police were contacted and eventually the Michigan State Police bomb squad was brought in to thoroughly inspect the device. An X-ray of the device revealed that the bullet was not energized and posed no threat. The artillery shell instead housed a hoard of coins and paper money from the 1900s and dating as far back as the 1800s.

Courtesy of Michigan State Police

Courtesy of Michigan State Police

Michigan State Police said the artillery came from World War I.

Courtesy of Michigan State Police

Courtesy of Michigan State Police

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