Gold Coins Worth £80,000 Found in Retiree’s Drawers in Cottage: “It Was Mind-Blowing. I Felt Like a Pirate in a Grotto”

Gold coins including gold sovereigns found in drawers of deceased retiree’s cottage sell at auction for £80,000

by Yahoo!

An empty house was found to be full of gold coins that have sold for a total of £80,000.

The property in Stroud, Gloucestershire, had been uninhabited after the owner died several months earlier.

The owner stashed the coins in strange places including drawers, cupboards, under furniture and in a sugar bowl.

Auctioneer John Rolfe, who found the coins, said: “It was mind-blowing. I felt like a pirate in a grotto.

“There was a coin here, a coin there. If I opened a drawer there were more coins.”

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