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At the 2018 Florida United Numismatists Convention, Paper Money dealer Ethan Thomaston exhibited several banknotes connected to notorious airline hijacker D.B. Cooper.

D.B. Cooper, or a man using the name as an alias, hijacked a Boeing 727 airliner, bound for Seattle, Washington, on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 24, 1971. Armed with a device that he claimed was a bomb, Cooper informed a flight attendant of his demands. He wanted $200,000 in cash and a parachute.

Quickly, federal authorities assembled a ransom of 10,000 $20 bills, making a microfilm photograph of each of them, according to investigative author Ralph P. Himmelsbach. The bills and the parachute were given to cooper in exchange for the release of the passengers onboard.

What happened next has fueled unending speculation. Cooper instructed a skeleton crew of just four airline staff to take off on a Southwestern heading. Unbeknownst to the hijacker, the plane was tailed by two military jets. At approximately 7:40 am, Cooper opened the aft door with his ransom money in hand and jumped to an uncertain fate.

In 1980, a group of torn and tattered notes were discovered by eight-year-old boy Brian Ingram, while he was vacationing with his family on the Columbia River. Ingram discovered three packets of ransom cash and afterwards turned the notes over to the FBI. In 1986, after prolonged negotiations, a small number of the bills were returned to Ingram, then fourteen years old. Ingram sold fifteen pieces of his found “treasure” at a 2008 Heritage Auction for about $37,000.

In this video, you get to see what remains of the money that the notorious hijacker DB Cooper had on his person during this daring getaway attempt.

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