A Queen Anne coin, believed to belong to a widow who discovered it in her former husband's chest of drawers, is to be sold at auction for around £120,000.
The widow from Tunbridge Wells had no idea her husband had the gold piece stashed away among his clothes and didn’t think it was valuable at first. It will be sold by Lewes based auction house Gorringes next month.
It was only when an expert inspected it that it was revealed to be a ‘lost’ coin made from gold seized by the British from a Spanish treasure ship in 1702.
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A damp and cold night ahead. Valentine's Day will start cloudy but become brighter in the afternoon. Risk of showers along the Kent coast.
Cold and damp tonight with outbreaks of rain. A cold and dull start to Valentine's Day but becoming drier and brighter by the afternoon.
Rain turning more patchy this afternoon but more persistent along the coast. Feeling cold in the brisk north-easterly wind.