Birdwatcher Spots Gold Coin in Field,

Unearths Hoard of 1,300 Celtic Coins Worth 845,000 Pounds

People across the UK have been unearthing treasures this year. But no one has stumbled across a more valuable find than one UK birdwatcher, who just discovered a hoard of Celtic gold coins worth 845,000 pounds (US$1.176 million). It is being called the largest recorded collection of Celtic coins ever found in the UK mainland.

When the accidental treasure hunter spotted a glimmer of gold while out in a field, watching a buzzard, he couldn’t have expected that he was about to unearth the huge pile of 2,000-year-old Celtic coins.

“Recently the biggest ever Celtic gold stater hoard to be found on the UK mainland has been unearthed,” Treasure Hunting Magazine shared on Nov. 27, 2020. “This is bigger by some 450 than the previous record holding discovery.”