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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 51, December 17, 2006, Article 23

BRITISH TREASURE HUNTER FINDS RARE COINS

Dick Johnson writes: "A metal-detector-toting treasure hunter of
Craven, England found his most valuable coin recently. Along with
six silver groats he found a silver penny in East Marton in June
this year.

"The coins would have been in circulation in the 1420s or early
1430s, issued under Lancastrian Kings, Henry IV, Henry V and Henry
VI between 1412 and 1427 to 1430, and are worth up to four thousand
pounds.

"The gentleman, identified only as "Mr Binns," searches every day
and usually donates his finds to local schools as an educational tool.
His recent find, however, is at the British Museum for determination of
its worth by the Treasure Valuation Committee in consultation with the
Craven Museum."

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