Gran finds treasure in attic
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.