Rare US gold coins found in a garden in London

October 19th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Oct 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two residents in London may be laughing all the way to the bank soon if the gold coins they accidentally found in their garden are not claimed by anyone by next spring.

The residents who were being helped by friends in their garden in an undisclosed location in Hackney in east London found an 80 rare gold minted coins and experts believe the coins could be worth six figures.

To avoid false claims, the location of the find was not announced. The find has been described as unique by experts who say the coins were mostly minted in Philadelphia and San Francisco between the periods of 1854 to 1913.

The coins are large and they weigh as much as 33 grams each.

If the original owner of the coins fails to turn up after the stipulated time, the coins will be sold and the proceeds will be shared equally between the landowner and those who found it. The owner of the land and the coin finders will undoubtedly be praying that nobody comes up before the stipulated time.

The British Museum has expressed interest in purchasing the coins. The coins is now the property of the Crown and will decide who it will sell the coins to in due time.

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