Hidden treasure finds often make their way into the media. Here's the story of a Bedfordshire, England family that's been finding coins stashed all over a dead collector's house.
The family of an interested coin collector was stunned to discover more than 1,000 valuable coins hidden around the house after his death.
The secret collection is made up of over 1000 pieces of history and is expected to fetch close to £18,000 at auction.
The businessman from Luton, Bedfordshire has spent 50 years amassing a rare collection, but his family has no idea how many collections he has hidden.
His routine packing quickly turns into a treasure hunt for his widow and daughter when they discover coins in shoeboxes, dressers and desk drawers.
The collection includes a £1902 Edward VII gold coin worth £700, a half crown of William IV 1834 worth £120 and a crown of George III 1819 worth £160. The William III tiara is worth £150.
I found most of the coins a few months ago but in the weeks that followed, I found more, said the widow, who asked not to be named.
I keep finding more every time I clean out another part of the house.
They are in drawers and cabinets or wrapped in other things. Most of them are in the closet but I found many other things locked in my husband's old desk.
I didn't know he had that many and to be honest, I think he forgot about some of them.
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