WARNING: This article contains spoilers for The Curse of Oak Island season 8 episode 2. Read at your own risk.
The Curse of Oak Island season 8 episode 3 is coming next week on History. The search for the speculated Money Pit continues now that the Lagina brothers, Rick and Marty, and the rest of the team are out of quarantine. This time, they're going to examine the history of the most recent discovery: the old coin.
In The Curse of Oak Island season 8 episode 3, the team will dive further into the secrets of the old coin unearthed by metal detection expert, Gary Drayton, during the premiere. He estimated the item to be dated between the 1600s or 1700s, which is older than the discovery of Money Pit in 1975.
The old coin has a square hole in the center, with Drayton noting it's an "old-old." The metal detection expert also believed that the item isn't European and possibly belongs to "somewhere much more exotic." The team thinks that this recent discovery is leading them closer to the Money Pit.
The Curse of Oak Island season 8 episode 3 sees the Laginas examining the coin. The brothers believe that colonialists stamped something in it and it could be from Chinese origins. The finding raises questions on whether the Chinese buried the treasures on the island.
There's also a possibility it belongs to the Chinese laborers who worked on the island in the past. As seen in the preview of The Curse of Oak Island season 8 episode 3, the team further investigates the origin of the coin. It will be a huge and significant discovery for everyone if it is, indeed, a Chinese coin.
Some viewers took on Reddit and shared their theory about the recent discovery. One fan noted that it might show that Chinese laborers worked for the Birts, adding it's "history changing if true." Another one said the Chinese sailed to the island, possibly buried the "Ming treasure."
As for what happened in episode 2, the team tried to figure out if the swamp tunnel will lead them to the Money Pitt. There is also a mystery surrounding the presence of the tar kiln, particularly its significance in uncovering the speculated valuable items.
In the previous installments, it has been believed that the triangular-shaped mark at the bottom of the swamp was a ship. The team uncovered several items and speculated to belong from the ship over the past years. Now, they attempt to solve the mystery if the tar kiln and ship are connected.
The Curse of Oak Island season 8 episode 3 airs on Tuesday, Nov. 24, on History.