Thursday, 7 March 2013

Gold coin hoard found in Irish pub

Builders carrying out work on an old pub in Tipperary, Ireland found a hoard of gold coins dating back almost 400 years hidden beneath the floorboards. Eighty-one gold coins were recovered, which date from the reigns of Charles II, James II, William and Mary and William III.

They are guineas and a small number of half guineas. The guinea was a British gold coin minted by the Royal Mint between 1663 and 1814.