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 King George VI Great Britain Gold Proof Sovereign PCGS PR65 CAM

High Bid: $3,137.92
Bids: 5
Time Left:
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1937 King George VI Great Britain Gold Proof Half 1/2 Sovereign PCGS PR66

High Bid: $873.11
Bids: 5
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1827 King George IV IIII Great Britain London Gold Sovereign

High Bid: $648.22
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1830 King George IV IIII Great Britain London Gold Sovereign

High Bid: $608.53
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Australia Gold Sovereign 1870 AU 55 NGC

High Bid: $495.00
Bids: 1
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ESTATE FIND - 1826 Great Britain Gold Sovereign KM 696 - HTF - Nice Coin!!!

High Bid: $399.00
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LUSTROUS 1864 Victoria Gold Shield Sovereign (Die Number 56)

High Bid: $391.58
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2009 Royal Mint British St George Dragon Gold Proof Full Sovereign Coin Box Coa

High Bid: $377.03
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1850 Queen Victoria Young head Shield Full Gold sovereign RARE

High Bid: $373.93
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EXTREMELY RARE 1861 SHIELD SOVEREIGN BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM VICTORIA NO RESREVE

High Bid: $362.00
Bids: 9
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2017 $25 Australia Sovereign Gold Proof Coin PCGS PR70DCAM - First Strike

High Bid: $359.00
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1857 Queen Victoria Young head Shield Full Gold sovereign

High Bid: $343.95
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1911 GOLD SOVEREIGN COIN - SYDNEY MINT - UNCIRCULATED CONDITION

High Bid: $341.10
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1876 British Victoria Sovereign Gold Coin NO RESERVE

High Bid: $334.00
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1845 Queen Victoria Young head Shield Full Gold sovereign Scarce!

High Bid: $330.74
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EXTREMELY RARE 1845 SHIELD SOVEREIGN BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM VICTORIA NO RESREVE

High Bid: $330.00
Bids: 25
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2017 $25 Australia Sovereign Gold Proof Coin PCGS PR69DCAM - First Strike

High Bid: $329.00
Bids: 1
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1863 Queen Victoria Young head Shield Full Gold sovereign, Nice Coin !

High Bid: $324.11
Bids: 14
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GEORGE V 1927 Full Gold Sovereign PRETORIA SOUTH AFRICA

High Bid: $315.55
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British Sovereign gold coin, 1909 Edward the

High Bid: $315.00
Bids: 1
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1894 Australia One Sovereign Gold ( .916 ) coin Queen Victoria M Mintmark

High Bid: $313.84
Bids: 23
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1892 M AUSTRALIA NGC XF45 ONE SOVEREIGN GOLD 1S Coin Auction Starts At 99 Cents!

High Bid: $312.00
Bids: 7
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Full Sovereign 1912 King George V, Great Britain Circulated Gold Coin

High Bid: $312.00
Bids: 3
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British Sovereign 1907-S Gold Edward VII AU

High Bid: $310.00
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1906 Australia One Sovereign Gold ( .916 ) coin Edward VII P Mintmark

High Bid: $307.00
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