Unearthing the World’s Most Astonishing Coin Treasures
There have been some remarkable treasures unearthed in the past, a few more astounding than others. This fun little article details five extraordinary coin hoards and their discoveries. From England’s Hoxne Hoard to the Atocha Shipwreck off the coast of Florida. If this becomes popular we’ll be certain to create more. Please be sure to share with your friends on social media.
Hoxne Hoard ($3-4 million)
Found in 1992 in Suffolk, England (52.3422° N, 1.1372° E) by metal detectorist Eric Lawes, it contains over 15,000 gold and silver Roman coins, dating from the late 4th to early 5th centuries, with an estimated worth of $3-4 million.
Atocha Shipwreck ($400 million)
Discovered in 1985 off the coast of Florida, USA (24.5504° N, 83.1494° W) by treasure hunter Mel Fisher, the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha sank in 1622 with a treasure of gold, silver, and precious stones, now valued at over $400 million.
Grouville Hoard ($10-15 million)
Unearthed in 2012 in Grouville, Jersey (49.1986° N, 2.0186° W) by metal detectorists Reg Mead and Richard Miles, the hoard contains approximately 70,000 Iron Age and Roman coins, with an estimated worth of $10-15 million.
Saddle Ridge Hoard ($10 million)
Discovered in 2013 in California, USA (38.8375° N, 120.8958° W) by a couple walking their dog, it consists of 1,427 gold coins, mostly minted in the 19th century, with an estimated worth of over $10 million.
Cuerdale Hoard ($3-5 million)
Found in 1840 near the River Ribble in Lancashire, England (53.7869° N, 2.6905° W) by workmen repairing a river embankment, this Viking Age hoard contains over 8,600 silver items, including coins, jewelry, and bullion, with an estimated worth of $3-5 million.