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The Strangest Hoard?

Posted on Tue, 19 October 2010 by Phil Mussell - General News, Coin News

Buried treasure hoards aren't that unusual in the UK - they come up from time to time as the wonderful Frome hoard shows - but usually they are comprised of Celtic or Roman coins or similar - so it was quite a shock for a couple of gardeners in Hackney of all places to come across 80 American gold "double eagles"! There's no logic behind the find - the coins all date from the middle of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th so it's unlikely they were hidden to keep them away from ravaging hordes of barbarians - so archaeologists and police are scrtaching their heads in bemusement. For more details take a look at teh Evening Standard website