Leicester Mercury

Teenagers’ coin haul


TWO teenage metal detectoris­ts dug up coins from almost 1,000 years ago and potentiall­y worth thousands of pounds each in separate discoverie­s.

Catering apprentice Reece Pickering, 17, of Great Yarmouth, found a Saxon coin in farmers’ fields in Topcroft, Norfolk. Schoolboy Walter Taylor, 16, who lives near Ongar, uncovered a Henry I silver penny in a field in south Essex.

Both boys’ finds are to be sold at an online auction on October 26.

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