6 Astonishing Coin Finds in Ordinary Places Worth Over $1000K

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Discoveries of valuable coins in ordinary places often sound like the stuff of treasure hunters' dreams, yet they occasionally happen, turning average people into the custodians of rare and often historically significant items.  

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1. The Saddle Ridge Hoard 

This led to the discovery of 1,427 gold coins from the 19th century, buried in eight cans. With a face value of about $27,000, the hoard's value was estimated to be over $10 million due to the rarity and condition of the coins. 

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2. The Staffordshire Hoard 

Among the treasure were several gold coins, and the total value of the hoard was appraised at over $3.8 million, highlighting the incredible historical wealth lying just beneath the surface. 

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3. The Hoxne Hoard 

Instead of the hammer, they unearthed the Hoxne Hoard, consisting of over 15,000 Roman gold, silver, and bronze coins from the 4th and 5th centuries, as well as jewelry and silver tableware, valued at over $3.8 million. 

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4. The Frome Hoard 

The coins were found in a ceramic pot buried just below the surface and were valued at over $1 million, making it one of the largest coin hoards ever discovered in Britain. 

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5. The Black Swan Project 

In 2007, Odyssey Marine Exploration recovered an estimated $500 million worth of silver and gold coins from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. 

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6. The Jersey Hoard 

In 2012, two metal detector enthusiasts in Jersey found a hoard of over 69,000 Celtic coins dating back to the 1st century BC, along with gold and silver jewelry. 

Each find not only provides a financial windfall for the finders but also offers invaluable insights into our collective past, contributing significantly to our understanding of history. 

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