- Created on Monday, 20 March 2017 00:00
*--- Piano Found to Have Hidden Stash of Gold ---*
A British inquest is being held to determine the rightful owners of a stash of gold coins found inside an antique piano during restoration efforts. The Shrewsbury Coroner's Court heard a repair worker hired by the instrument's new owners discovered someone had previously stashed an undisclosed number of gold coins inside the upright piano -- coins that date between 1847 and 1915. The hoard was initially brought to the attention of Peter Reavill, who serves as finds liaison officer for the British Museum's Portable Antiquities Scheme at Shropshire Museums. Reavill did not reveal the worth of the coins, but he told the BBC they represent "the potential of yielding a life-changing sum of money." Experts said the gold could become the property of the crown under the Treasure Act if the rightful owners are not identified.