FOUND - $640,000 in Coins Hidden in Old Piano

A 100-Year-Old Treasure Trove Mystery

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The Gold Coins may have been put there sometime between World War I and World War II.


April 22, 2017
By James Massey, What Sells Best News

BISHOP'S CASTLE, UK (VIDEO) – The Chicago Sun-Times reports, a treasure trove of 100-year-old gold coins have been found hidden inside a donated antique piano. According to a Daily Mail report, the coins have an estimated value of up to $640,000 (£500,000).

Reportedly, the 13 pound gold hoard contained 913 coins in total. Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns with dates ranging between 1847 and 1915.

Treasure Source Remains a Mystery

The source of the coins, as well as, when and why they were put there, remains a mystery. A BBC article stated the piano, made by Broadwood and Sons in London, was sold to two music teachers in 1906. Based on evidence, there is speculation the coins were put in the piano sometime between World War I and World War II.

The history is apparently unknown after that, until 1983 when a couple acquired it. The couple, who owned the piano for 33-years had decided to downsize. They then unknowingly donated the piano, along with it's hidden treasure, to their local community college.

Finders Keepers

The school and piano tuner, will both receive a substantial portion of the proceeds from the sale of the coins. This is due to the school owning the piano, and the tuner for making the discovery under the United Kingdom's Treasure Act 1996.

Unfortunately, the couple who donated the piano, won't receive any proceeds. Because they released their ownership rights when they donated it. However, they are reportedly happy to hear the money is going to the college.

Top 25: Gold Sovereign Coins on eBay

The following is a list of today's current Top 25 active Gold sovereigns auctions sorted by highest-bid on eBay, worldwide (Top 25: Rare Coins).


1937 PROOF GEORGE VI GOLD FULL SOVEREIGN COIN PCGS PR66CAM

High Bid: $2,244.73
Bids: 8
Time Left:
6d 3h 44m


1887 VICTORIA GOLD FULL SOVEREIGN COIN PCGS-MINT STATE 64

High Bid: $473.25
Bids: 16
Time Left:
6d 3h 14m


RARE 1923-M GEORGE V GOLD FULL SOVEREIGN COIN PCGS-MINT STATE 65

High Bid: $460.46
Bids: 9
Time Left:
6d 4h 14m


1900 Full and 1909 Half Gold Sovereign, No Reserve!

High Bid: $379.10
Bids: 10
Time Left:
4d 20h 45m


2013-I India Gold Sovereign NGC MS70 Royal Mint Sov

High Bid: $369.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
2d 5h 34m


1869 SHIELD SOVEREIGN, BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM VICTORIA [DIE# 22]

High Bid: $365.65
Bids: 16
Time Left:
6d 3h 5m


1872 SHIELD SOVEREIGN, BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM VICTORIA [DIE# 53]

High Bid: $364.53
Bids: 40
Time Left:
6d 3h 7m


Australia Gold Sovereign 1893-M MS 62 NGC

High Bid: $355.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
6d 4m


SCARCE 1918 I SOVEREIGN, BOMBAY MINT, INDIA BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM GEORGE V

High Bid: $332.55
Bids: 7
Time Left:
6d 3h 4m


1878 S SHIELD SOVEREIGN, SYDNEY MINT, BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM VICTORIA VF

High Bid: $320.89
Bids: 11
Time Left:
6d 3h 8m


1884 M Queen Victoria Australia Melbourne Mint Gold Sovereign

High Bid: $313.37
Bids: 10
Time Left:
6d 2h 6m


1889 Australia One Sovereign Gold ( .916 ) coin Queen Victoria M Mintmark

High Bid: $309.36
Bids: 18
Time Left:
5d 16h 35m


RARE 1884 VICTORIA GOLD FULL SOVEREIGN COIN PCGS - MINT STATE 63

High Bid: $308.25
Bids: 10
Time Left:
6d 4h 4m


RARE HIGH GRADE MS BU 1911-S GEORGE V FULL SOVEREIGN 22K GOLD COIN ~ NO RESERVE!

High Bid: $306.78
Bids: 8
Time Left:
6h 42m


1911 King George V British Gold Sovereign, .2354 Ounces Gold

High Bid: $306.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
7h 34m


1896 Australia One Sovereign Gold ( .916 ) coin Queen Victoria M Mintmark

High Bid: $305.27
Bids: 9
Time Left:
6d 16h 33m


1912 King George V British Gold Sovereign, .2354 Ounces Gold

High Bid: $303.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
7h 28m


1928 King George V British Gold Sovereign, .2354 Ounces Gold

High Bid: $303.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
7h 49m


1918 King George V British Gold Sovereign, .2354 Ounces Gold

High Bid: $300.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
9h 4m


1981 PROOF SOVEREIGN FROM ELIZABETH II, CASED WITH COA, BRITISH GOLD COIN C9061

High Bid: $300.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4d 8h 37m


Final REDUCTION1880 Gold Sovereign Victoria ( Young Head ) Bought UK. 40 Yrs Ago

High Bid: $300.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
4d 20h 27m


RARE AUSTRALIA 1876-M QUEEN VICTORIA FULL SOVEREIGN 22K GOLD COIN ~ NO RESERVE!

High Bid: $299.00
Bids: 9
Time Left:
6h 9m


1877 S Queen Victoria Australia Sydney Mint Gold Sovereign

High Bid: $290.34
Bids: 27
Time Left:
6d 2h 12m


RARE HIGH GRADE MS BU 1927-SA GEORGE V FULL SOVEREIGN 22K GOLD COIN ~ NO RESERVE

High Bid: $290.00
Bids: 8
Time Left:
7h 15m


1866 Queen Victoria Australia Sydney Mint Gold Sovereign

High Bid: $289.07
Bids: 6
Time Left:
6d 2h 17m