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Sunday, 1 January 2012

Charles I coin found by Newport treasure hunter

A history buff has unearthed a rare 17th Century coin while metal detecting on the edge of Newport. Tony Baker’s heart skipped a beat as he dusted off the Charles I Declaration Shilling, dated 1642. Mr Baker said it was one of the most exciting moments of 40 years as a detectorist. “I have found a lot of artefacts, but this is probably the most important,” he said. Read more: http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2011/12/13/charles-i-coin-found-by-newport-treasure-hunter/#ixzz1iAMC6bTH

1 comment:

  1. He's so lucky! I've tried to buy gold coins online, but I haven't had as much luck as he did. That coin sounds very valuable and would fetch a great price in the market.