Friday, December 7, 2012

1703 Queen Anne 'Vigo' five guinea coin found

From The Daily Mail

Original source

A widow who found an old coin as she cleared out her late husband’s chest of drawers today sold it for nearly £300,000 at auction.

The unidentified woman had no idea her husband had the valuable treasure stashed away among his clothes.

It was only when an expert inspected it that it was revealed to be a ‘lost’ coin made from gold seized by the British from a Spanish treasure ship in 1702.

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