Coroner declares gold sovereigns found in piano to be treasure
A hoard of gold sovereigns found hidden in an old piano has been declared treasure by a West Midlands coroner.
The coins, discovered shortly before Christmas when the piano underwent repairs, are thought to be the largest hoard of their kind ever discovered in Britain.
At the conclusion of an inquest held at Shrewsbury Coroner's Court, coroner John Ellery deemed the coins should be classed as treasure as the original owner of the coins could not be traced and the sovereigns appeared to have been deliberately hidden.
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