Friday, November 16, 2012

Treasure Blog: 1703 5-Guinea Coin, UK

Found in a dresser drawer by a widow cleaning out her late husband's belongings, it is worth £120,000. Only 20 were minted.


Made from gold recovered by England at the battle of Vigo from a Spanish galleon. 1703 puts it in the middle of the Golden Age of Piracy, as well.

Excuse me, I have to go look through my pocket change...


Old NFO said...

Great for her, and we should be so lucky.. sigh

Unknown said...

Arrrgh. sweet.