A 14th century hoard containing more than 550 rare gold and silver coins that’s potentially worth £150,000 ($195,000) has been discovered in Buckinghamshire. The haul includes 12 extremely rare full gold coins from the time of the Black Death and is thought to be one of the biggest hoards from the UK in the last decade. The men who found it were four amateur detectorists taking part in a local metal detector rally. The coins are being kept in a museum until they are officially valued and will be sold with the proceeds being split between its finders and the land owner. A 14th century hoard containing more than 550 rare gold (pictured) and silver coins that’s potentially worth £150,000 has been discovered in Buckinghamshire and includes extremely rare full gold coins (pictured) from the time of the Black Death Over four days the four men excavated 557 coins which were found in a field in Buckinghamshire. They were initially delighted to find just 12 ornately decorated silver Edward I and II coins. But the men, who say they are more used to digging up shotgun shells and thimbles than treasures, found coin after coin as they dug. On the first day… Read full this story
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