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Bag of Sovereigns found in Piano

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  1. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    I lost a bag of coins...Dammit!

    LONDON (AP) — British officials are trying to trace the owner of a trove of gold coins worth a “life-changing” amount of money found stashed inside a piano.

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    A coroner investigating the find on Thursday urged anyone with information to come forward.

    When the piano’s owners took it to be tuned last year in Shropshire, central England, it was found to contain a hoard of gold sovereigns minted between the mid-19th and early 20th centuries.

    Investigators have determined that the piano was built in London in 1906 and sold to a pair of piano teachers in Saffron Walden, eastern England. They are seeking information on its ownership before 1983.

    Anyone wanting to make a claim has until April 20, when coroner John Ellery will conclude his inquest.

    If the gold’s owner or heirs cannot be traced, it will be declared treasure, and the piano’s current owners will reap the reward.

    Officials have not disclosed how much the coins are worth. Peter Reavill, who assesses finds for the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme, said “it’s a hoard of objects which is potentially life-changing for somebody to receive.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/news/uk-authorities-seek-owner-of-gold-trove-stashed-inside-piano/
     
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  2. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    ohhh good grief............

    treasure my keister,

    trinkets
     
  3. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Looks like around 100 of 'em. So roughly $29,000.
    Had it been 29k worth of silver they wouldn't have been able to fit it in the piano, or move said piano if they somehow did.
     
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  4. glockngold

    glockngold Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Wait...
    They transport a piano to get it tuned?
    What's the point? It will be out of tune when it gets carried back home again.
     
  5. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Sounds kinda fishy don't it? I hate it when a story falls apart!
     
  6. hammerhead

    hammerhead Not just a screen name Gold Chaser

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    That's $29,000.00 more than I have. Bet Irons doesn't even have that many. How many people do you think will try to claim them? They will come out of the woodwork.
     
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  7. Silver

    Silver Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    29k worth of silver wouldn't be misplaced, they would still have it :)
     
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    I'm gonna guess they went in there during ww2.
     
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    What you bet everyone that has a piano will be looking intently inside of it???
     
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  10. Irons

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    Irons doesn't have any Gold. That is a silly internets rumor.
    Here is a picture of 100 Sovereigns laid out flat.

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    100s 033RS.jpg

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  11. SilverCity

    SilverCity Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Wow. Add my two sovereigns to that pile and I would be rich....a little bit.

    SC
     
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    I have 2 in my house. One is an old Behning scroll player. The other is a not so old Baldwin. Both hand me downs. Shall I break out the sawzall?
    Nice internet stock photography.
     
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    stonedywankanobe Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Keeping score, will update as needed.

    Irons 0
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    Thecrensh Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Holy crap....THAT'S where I left them! Now I remember!!!!
     
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  15. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Bless you sir but we both know silver never wins.

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    Silver Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    We'll see, silver wins big, but you have to have timing (like 2002 to 2011) and sell when you know things are getting bubblicious.
     
  17. Son of Gloin

    Son of Gloin Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

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    Those are nice pictures, Ironman. I think I read "somewhere" that looking at pictures of gold sovereigns is really good for your health. It can lower your blood pressure and create wonderful feelings of wellbeing. I believe it's true.
     

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