Published On: Tue, Apr 25th, 2017

Mystery Surrounds Treasure Trove of Gold Coins Hidden in an Old Piano

The treasure trove of gold coins, are 91.7% gold and would have been worth more than the price of a house at the time they were hidden in the piano.

Photo credit should read: Peter Reavill/The Trustees of the British Museum/PA Wire

Gold coins found in piano Photo credit should read: Peter Reavill /The Trustees of the British Museum

 

A treasure trove of gold coins was found hidden in an old piano, neatly stacked in several hand-stitched bags, beneath the keyboard, at a school in Shropshire, a county in the West Midlands of England.

The collection includes 913 century-old coins, worth around £773 at the time they were hidden, well above the average house price of £619.

According to news.sky, the majority of the coins date from the reign of Queen Victoria and were found to be 91.7% pure gold.

Experts from the British Museum say the coins range in date from 1847 to 1915 and include 633 full sovereigns and 280 half-sovereigns.

The piano belonged to Hemmings Family for 33 years, but they donated it after moving nearby Shropshire in 2015. The couple said they did not regret donating the piano to the school.

The question is who and why a treasure trove of gold coins was hidden in the piano.

 Gold coins found in piano
Gold coins found in piano Photo credit should read: Peter Reavill /The Trustees of the British Museum

 

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