WHO STASHED HOARD INSIDE A BRI­TISH PI­ANO? IT’S A GOLDEN MYS­TERY

Montreal Gazette - - WORLD -

Bri­tish of­fi­cials say they’ve been un­able to trace the right­ful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a pi­ano.

The school that owns the pi­ano and the tuner who found the gold are now in line for a wind­fall af­ter a coroner in­ves­ti­gat­ing the find de­clared it trea­sure. But a cou­ple who owned the pi­ano for three decades be­fore do­nat­ing it to their lo­cal school will likely miss out.

The six-kilo hoard was dis­cov­ered last year when the pi­ano was sent for tun­ing in Shropshire. Un­der the key­board, in hand-stitched pouches, were 913 gold coins minted in the 19th and early 20th cen­turies.

RICHARD VER­NALLS / PA VIA AP

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