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Thursday, 26 May 2011
£800,000 in gold coins dug up in Hackney back yard
A LOST £800,000 hoard of gold coins is to be returned to the owner’s family 70 years after it was buried.
Martin Sulzbacher, a Jew, fled Germany in the 1930s to put the rare American coins in an English safe.
When he was interned as an “enemy alien”, he asked his brother, who lived in Hackney, East London, to bury the double eagle dollars to stop them being stolen in a Nazi invasion.
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