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  1. Yorkshire couple find £250k gold hoard under their kitchen floor

    A lucky couple who found an incredible hoard of 264 gold coins buried under the floor of their home are set to sell it for £250,000. While metal detectorists can spend years searching for such a treasure trove, the unnamed couple were relaying their kitchen floor when they stumbled across a cup...
  2. Coinstar gave it up again

    It had been a while since I've been to Walmart so I decided to check out the Coinstar machine while I was there this past weekend. Luckily today was the day as the tray was just about overflowing with coins. Imagine my eyes when I saw all this silver (or silverish) just waiting for me. I didn't...
  3. Buried cash in home’s yard adds to mystery of ex-owner’s brothel

    The hidden treasure buried in one New Jersey lawn has revealed a home’s dark past. A Garden State couple unearthed about $1,000 in cash while excavating the backyard of their 1920s cottage this past weekend. More at the link...
  4. Couple renovating a 115-year-old building discovered two 60-foot-long hidden murals

    What started out as a couple's renovation project to convert a historic building into a bar has turned into an effort to restore decades-old artwork in a small Washington town. Nick and Lisa Timm purchased the building in Okanogan, located about four hours east of Seattle, at the end of 2021...
  5. Found in a Candy Tin: One of the First Coins Struck in Colonial North America

    A silver coin minted in colonial Boston in 1652 has sold for $351,912. The one shilling coin is one of just 40 of its kind known to survive today, the Associated Press (AP) reports. “I am not surprised at the amount of interest this exceptional coin attracted,” says James Morton, a coin...
  6. Scuba-diver finds 900-year-old sword from the Crusades under Mediterranean Sea

    Nearly 1,000 years ago, a knight sailing to the Holy Land during The Crusades dropped his sword into the Mediterranean Sea. Almost a millennium later, a sharp-eyed scuba diver spotted the meter-long blade in a natural cove beneath the waves. That's the historic backdrop painted by Yaakov...
  7. Rare Video Game, Air Raid, Earns More Than $10,000 for Goodwill North Central Texas

    You never really know what you'll find at your local Goodwill. That's what Alex Juarez, an e-commerce item processor at Fort Worth-based Goodwill North Central Texas, discovered when he was sifting through a donation bin filled with old video games. In early June, he happened upon a...
  8. Riddle over 400yr old 'lovers' tiff': Treasure hunter finds 17th c. gold posy ring

    Robin Potter, 50, found ring in field near home in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute Posy rings were given as tokens of love between the 16th and 18th centuries Ring found by Mr Potter is believed to have belonged to a girl or woman The engraving inside reads: 'Gife parted hearts in paine'...
  9. The New Detectorists - The rise in popularity of metal detecting

    People have been metal detecting since 1881, when Alexander Graham Bell invented a device to find the bullet lodged in President James Garfield. But it took several more decades for recreational metal detectors ? devices that resemble ?sort of a skillet on the end of a pole,? as one...
  10. Anglo-Saxon coin collector's treasure trove of 576 items sells for £856,000

    A finance director's remarkable collection of historic Anglo-Saxon coins has sold at auction for a staggering £856,000. Tony Abramson, a former president of the Yorkshire Numismatic Society, started collecting coins aged four, in the 1950s. His passion developed during his teenage years and...
  11. Hit some Coinstars over the past week

    I did some shopping over the past week and made sure to check the Coinstars whenever I found them. Most were empty (of course) but I did luck into two that were loaded. Aside from the usual selection of batteries, dirty pennies and coins glued together, I did find a few silvers and other...
  12. Chinese bowl bought for $35 at a yard sale could make half a million

    A small floral bowl bought at a yard sale in Connecticut for just $35 has been identified as an exceptionally rare 15th-century Chinese antique. The intricate blue-and-white artifact, which features motifs of lotus, peony, chrysanthemum and pomegranate blossoms, was originally...
  13. Metal detectorist finds £2million centrepiece jewel of Henry VIII's lost crown

    Metal detectorist finds £2million centrepiece jewel of Henry VIII's lost crown buried under a tree after it had been missing for 400 years Kevin Duckett, 49, made the discovery in a field near Market Harborough Two-and-a-half inch jewel is now being verified at the British Museum Mr...
  14. Jeweler buries $1M of treasure around Michigan

    So you didn't have any luck finding the Forest Fenn treasure? No worries! Just head up to Michigan and find your share of $1,000,000 before it's gone! Jeweler buries $1M of treasure around Michigan and is selling tickets for a quest Johnny Perri has been a jeweler his whole life and learned...
  15. Mystery as 60 peculiar cubes with inscriptions pulled from Coventry river

    A magnet fisherman out with his two young sons at a river in Coventry reeled in almost 60 mysterious cubes thought to show a sacred numerical inscription. Will Read found the haul of engraved lead squares — believed to be connected to a mystical Hindu prayer ritual — while out sifting...
  16. You never know what's out there. Man finds live gernade while magnet fishing

    A Wallaceburg couple never knows what they’ll latch onto when “magnet fishing” but were shocked Sunday to pull up a live M36 grenade from the Thames River. Brianna Clarke, 31, and Chuck Morgan, 42, were enjoying the beautiful weather while magnet fishing in the Thames River near the bridge...
  17. Metal detectorist reunites family of WW1 hero soldier with medal found 6ft under

    Metal detectorist reunites family of WW1 hero soldier with medal found 6ft under A metal detecting enthusiast has reunited the descendants of a fallen soldier with his First World War medal. Steven Denton, 56, discovered the 1914-15 Star buried 6ft deep in a farmer’s field. In the bronze...
  18. PCGS Paris Office Certifies 1776 Continental Dollar Found in Junk Box for 50 Cents

    Grading in the Paris office for PCGS is always a thrill. The submissions in Europe always trend to yielding treasures not often seen. The last grading event in Paris left seasoned graders blown away with one of these discoveries. In a single coin submission sat a 1776 Continental Currency...
  19. Jesus Painting Bound for the Dump Is Lost Renaissance Masterpiece

    Jesus Painting Bound for the Dump Is Lost Renaissance Masterpiece Worth $27 Million The third panel of a lost 13th-century altarpiece has been found... between a French woman's kitchen and living room. A small panel painting of Jesus hung over the hot plate in an elderly French woman's home for...
  20. Drawing found in thrift store turns out to be original Egon Schiele worth $200G

    You never know what you'll find on a thrift store shopping excursion. A drawing purchased at a Habitat for Humanity thrift store in Queens, N.Y., turned out to be an original work by a master of Expressionist art. The pencil drawing, which depicts a nude female reclining on her back...
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