Search for legitimate heirs to 913 bullion coins stashed inside piano

LONDON — British officials contend they’ve been incompetent to snippet a legitimate heirs to a trove of bullion coins found stashed inside a piano and value a “life-changing” volume of money.

The propagandize that owns a piano and a tuner who found a bullion are now in line for a asset after a coroner questioning a find announced it treasure. But a integrate who owned a piano for 3 decades before donating it to their internal propagandize will expected skip out.

Coroner John Ellery pronounced Thursday that, notwithstanding a consummate review and a open interest for information, “we simply do not know” who secluded a coins.

The store was detected final year when a piano was sent for tuning in Shropshire, executive England. Under a keyboard — orderly built in hand-stitched packages and pouches — were 913 bullion sovereigns and half-sovereigns minted in a 19th and early 20th centuries.

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The 913 bullion coins that were found in a piano are displayed during Ludlow Museum.

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Piano tuner Martin Backhouse pronounced when he found a pouches and cut open a stitching, he thought: “Ooh, it looks like there’s rather a lot of bullion in this.”

The hoard, that weighs 6 kilograms (13 pounds), has not been rigourously valued. But Peter Reavill of a British Museum has pronounced a trove is value a “potentially life-changing” amount.

Revenue from equipment announced “treasure” is generally separate between a owners — in this case, a Bishops Castle Community College — and a finder.

Graham and Meg Hemmings, who formerly owned a piano where a accumulate of bullion was found, are photographed in Shrewsbury, England.

Graham and Meg Hemmings, who formerly owned a piano where a accumulate of bullion was found, are photographed in Shrewsbury, England.

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The piano was owned for 33 years by Graham and Meg Hemmings, who donated it final year to a propagandize nearby their home. But Meg Hemmings pronounced she’s not sour during blank out on value that was right underneath her nose.

“The unhappiness is, it’s not a finish story,” she said. “They’ve looked and searched for a people and they unfortunately haven’t come forward.

“It’s an deficient story — though it’s still an sparkling story.”

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