Gina asks: Do you have any idea what to do with a roll of money that is approx. 100 years old, has been buried in a mason jar and is wet? Do we try to unroll them? Let them dry? Keep them wet? Also how would we go about getting our finds appraised or just evaluated?
Paper money that is damaged, has been underground and stuck together can be redeemed at the U.S. Treasury for full face value. They have a laboratory just for this purpose. They will be able to determine exactly how much money is really there and will send you a Treasury check for the amount that you have. Do not try to separate the money yourself.
Contact the Department of the Treasury in Washington and they will tell you where to send your paper money. Last time I checked they were not charging any fees for this service nor do they ask any questions about where you found it. Their sole purpose is to help you redeem your U.S. paper money. Our tax dollars at work!