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Portion of Anglo-Saxon hoard set for display: Coin World Buzz

5,251 Anglo-Saxon coins unearthed in December 2014 are now an official treasure. The thousands of coins could be valued over £1 million.

Image courtesy of the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

1. Portion of Anglo-Saxon coin hoard is ready for display

A British Museum coroner has given permission to display "about 20" Anglo-Saxon coins from a hoard unearthed late last year by an amateur metal detectorist, according to BBC News

The coins set for display are a small portion of the 5,251-piece hoard of 10th and 11th century coins unearthed last December and valued at £1.3 million, a find that is considered one of the biggest in the last 200 years in the UK. Paul Coleman, a 59-year-old member of the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club, was the lucky explorer who came across the hoard as he was scouring a large field just north of Buckinghamshire. 

The coins, which depict the heads of past kings, are said to be from 40 different mint facilities around England. 

See the coins here, and read more Coin World coverage about the hoard here

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