Couple finds Abandoned $800K in rare gold coins — hidden under kitchen floor

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A couple from Ellerby, North Yorkshire, England, hit the jackpot when they discovered a cup containing 264 gold coins worth more than $800,000 underneath their kitchen floor as they were working on a new home renovation project. The coins were in the cup and were valued more than $800,000.

According to The Sun, the two individuals initially believed that they had discovered an electrical cord six inches under their floorboards. However, when they investigated further, it turned out to be a cup the size of a soda can that was shockingly filled with coins dating from the years 1610 to 1727.

According to the publication, after the couple found the treasure trove, they got in touch with Spink & Son, an auction house located in London. The business went to their house to examine the coins and discovered that their lineage may be traced back to a family that lived almost three centuries ago.

According to The Sun, the affluent family from Hull, England known as the Fernley-Maisters was the rightful owner of the gold pieces. The Fernley-Maisters were prominent merchants. They also found out that later generations of the Fernley-Maister family had served as members of Parliament and Whig MPs in the early 1700s. This information was uncovered by the researchers.

According to NBC New York, the coins were recently sold at auction for a price of $852,380, which is far higher than the initial estimation of their value, which was $231,390.

Auctioneer Gregory Edmund told The Sun that “the sale was unique in so many ways,” making reference to “the narrative of the coins, the method of discovery, and the unusual opportunity to buy them at auction.” “The sale was unique in so many ways,”

Edmund continued by saying, “All of these combined in a robust and energised market to achieve astounding new prices as the 264 coins of the Ellerby treasure found new homes.” [Citation needed]
One of the coins, a Charles II guinea, even had a mint error on it. The inscription on the coin should have read “CAROLVS,” but it was spelt “CRAOLVS” by accident. NBC said that one of the coins was an extremely rare edition from Scotland.

The couple had been living in the house for a decade when they came across the coins in July of 2019. They have not made their identify known to the general population.

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