Stonemasons Finds A Stash of 239 Rare Gold Coins Hidden In Walls Of A French Mansion – And They Are To Get Half Of It.

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Renovating an old house always comes with surprises – but sometimes the find is a treasure that can fund an entire project.

Three bricklayers working on a centuries-old mansion that a couple bought in Plozhevet, Brittany, in 2012, discovered a hidden metal box built into the wall.

They were surprised to find that it was filled with a rare gold coin that was used during the reign of the French king Louis XIII. and Louis XIV.

Francois Mion, 63, who owns a 13th-century home with his wife, has decided to turn a barn into a living space. When he got a call from his foreman, “he thought it was a joke.”

Then, a few days later, they found a bag with another hiding place above a bar – a total of 239 gold coins.

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The cash will be auctioned on September 29, announced auction house Ivoire, which values ​​them at more than a quarter million euros or $300,000.

The couple sent the award to the Regional Preventive Archaeological Service for authentication and analysis. They found that the last known occupant of the property dates back to the mid-18th century.

French law says that a 50-50 lottery will be split between the owner and those who found the coins – so all three stonemasons will likely raise glasses to congratulate themselves on their luck.

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