Gran finds trea­sure in at­tic

Lucky penny:

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

A grand­mother who found one of the world’s rarest coins while clear­ing out her at­tic is to auc­tion it off for more than £100,000.

The 69-year-old plans to go on a cruise and help her grand­daugh­ter buy her first home af­ter sell­ing an ‘ex­cep­tion­ally rare’ Charles 1 coin. Ex­perts say the Rawl­ins’ Crown is one of only 100 ever made when it was minted dur­ing the monarch’s ill-fated reign in 1644. The grand­mother, who wished to re­main anony­mous, said she kept it in a shoe­box in a wardrobe for years af­ter her grand­fa­ther passed it down to her.

Her grand­fa­ther, who was a fish­er­man like her late hus­band, may have got hold the coin in the docks in Hull or traded it for beer in a lo­cal pub, ex­perts said.

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