deaf-swindler-almost-became-rich

A DEAF CON MAN, CIRCA 1883
Way back in year 1883, Josh Tatum, a deaf man, was a con man;
he attempted to become a rich man by nearly pulling off a
trick.
In these days, the nickel did not have the word “cents”
printed on the surface. Josh took advantage of it by
plating gold these nickels and making these look like a
5 dollar coin.
He was caught and this trick stopped.