British metal detectorist finds hoard of Anglo-Saxon coins worth $2 million

January 2, 2015 3:38 PM

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British metal detectorist finds hoard of Anglo-Saxon coins worth $2 million

Paul Coleman, 59, could barely afford to fuel his car to go on the trip with the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club. But after finding over 5,000 ancient coins in Aylesbury, he says he'll never have to work again.

A cash-strapped British treasure hunter was given the perfect early Christmas present — after he unearthed a buried hoard of Anglo-Saxon coins worth an eye-popping $2 million.

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