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Bag of Sovereigns found in Piano

Discussion in 'Gold Silver (All things Metal)' started by Irons, Mar 16, 2017.



  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.
     
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  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!
     
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  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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  8. GOLDZILLA

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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

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Irons doesn't have any Gold. That is a silly internets rumor.
    Here is a picture of 101 Sovereigns laid out flat.

    100s 024.JPG

    100s 033RS.jpg

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  11. SilverCity

    SilverCity Gold Member Gold Chaser

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

    SC
     
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  12. hammerhead

    hammerhead Not just a screen name Gold Chaser

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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
    Silver 1
     
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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

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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.
     
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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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    Silver Cup.jpg

    Don't tell that to my silver Chalice

    BF
     
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    spinalcracker On a mail train. Silver Miner Site Supporter

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    Say Irons , do you know anyone who has a photo of $29,000 in silver?
    Just for a comparison.
    And wasn't staring at breasttisiss' supposed to prolong life?
     
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  20. Mujahideen

    Mujahideen Black Member Midas Member

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    I thought there was a policy of no porn here.
     
  21. Irons

    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Hell man nobody's crazy enough to buy 29k worth of silver. Might as well buy 29k worth of copper.
    At least you can buff copper up to a Gold like luster.
    .
     
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    here is 29k of silver laid out flat......still would fit in a piano


    silver bars.jpg
     
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    Whoot! Sixteen hundred ouncers. Not to much to lift either. (for you young bucks)

    BF
     
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    ttazzman Midas Member Midas Member Site Supporter

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    actually 13-100 and 3-50s...the 3 in the upper left are 50s

    i figured 1450 x 20 = 29,000

    an old picture i had on file....but it fit close enough for Irons :)
     
  25. Joe King

    Joe King Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Musta had to use a pretty tall ladder to get 'em all in the frame.
     
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    I only have 1 sovereign. I figure it to be worth at least $1 million USD (maybe more).

    You see, I bought it as pure speculation when Irons declared his life goal is to own every single sovereign in existence. That last one needed to complete his lifelong dream is gonna be a bass turd.:winks2:
     
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    Now you are sounding like Joe with all his buffoonery!
     
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    glockngold Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    UK people gotta quit treasure hunting.
    No point in that.
    Hunt for barbarous relics instead.
    Then shutupaboutit.
     
  30. Irons

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    I appreciate you hanging onto that last Sov for me. . . :2 thumbs up:
     
  31. GOLDBRIX

    GOLDBRIX God,Donald Trump,most in GIM2 I Trust. OTHERS-meh Site Supporter Platinum Bling

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    The Court put the SWERVE on the people especially the Piano Repairman.

    According to the article The LAW states 300 years old.
    The oldest coin will not be 300 years old until 2147

    By the court claiming them as TREASURE it effectively CANCELLED Out all the other 50 claimants which reduces Court time.

    SUCKERS
    Another good guy gets screwed by goobermint and made to feel he done the right thing.
     
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    Nope, they got that covered with their 'laws'

    UK Treasure Act 1996

    The act contains a number of definitions of "treasure", including prehistoric objects, coins that contain gold or silver and are at least 300 years old, or more recent valuable objects that have been deliberately hidden

    https://www.gov.uk/treasure (treasure act)
    https://finds.org.uk/treasure/advice/summary (treasure definitions)

    BF
     
  33. GOLDBRIX

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    "..., or more recent valuable objects that have been deliberately hidden "...

    I stand corrected. So much for those OLD speed-reading skills.
     

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