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Friday, 25 May 2012

Chinese Hoard Found

THE Dock Museum has taken receipt of yet another hoard of coins that add a further chapter to Furness’ remarkable history.

A collection of 107 Chinese coins, some dating back to the early 1800s, was presented to the museum on Wednesday.

But while Furness fights to raise enough money to purchase the precious Viking hoard, there is no such campaign needed in this instance.

That is because up to 99 of the 107 coins are counterfeit and the hoard’s importance lies, not in its monetary worth, but purely in its historical value.

The coins were found in Dalton last August by metal detectorist Dave Taylor and will be put on permanent display in the coming months.

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