Good point Larry. His first mistake was telling ANYONE about the cash he found. Now he will have to pay tax on it.
You can buy a lot of things with cash: groceries, big screen tvs, etc. What you do not want to do is go out and buy a new car and pay cash. Then they will think you are a drug dealer.
I confess that with that kind of money sitting in my lap I’d just use it to pay all my daily expenses and charity giving while my paychecks built up in the checking/savings accounts. I’d also pull out the stuff I thought might have collecter value and maximize its return.
Get as much out of it as you can.