Back in the early 1940′s, Britain was under threat of invasion from the armies of Adolf’s Nazis. In order to protect his wealth, 80 double eagle American gold coins were buried Hackney.
The 80 glistening coins were carefully wrapped in greaseproof paper and packed tightly inside a glass preserving jar and were the subject of a “treasure trove” enquiry.
Max Sulzbacher, who is one of the sons of the original owner Martin, was traced and the treasure was returned to him.
The hoard of gold coins will be put up for auction at Sotheby’s. Some individual coins are expected to fetch about £1,000 each while a batch of 67 coins will be sold together and expected to raise perhaps £80,000.
A percentage of the sale will go to the owner, the finder and no doubt the tax man will be rubbing his sweaty palms.