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