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Weekly Numismatic World News for August 27, 2017

August 28, 2017 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Legal, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Turkish Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (

This week, the BBC reported about Toby Robyns, a 52-year-old ambulance driver from the U.K., who may be facing an up to three-year prison sentence for trying to take home ancient coins he found on a beach in Turkey. Immediately, my thoughts turned to a story I wrote about my friends in a similar situation. […]

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Romanian who discovered largest silver treasury gets EUR 10,000 reward from Govt. before receiving almost half of treasure’s value

September 11, 2013 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, Turkish Coins, World Coins

By Romania Insider. Sept 11th, 2013 (

The young Romanian who discovered a 54 kilo silver treasure and handed it over to the Museum of History will get a further EUR 200,000 reward, after already receiving around EUR 10,000 from the Romanian Government.

By law, the person who discovers an archeological artifact is entitled to 45 percent of its value.

The 47,000 silver coins discovered by Iulian near Ramnicu Valcea are worth around EUR 0.5 million on the free market.

Enache will get the reward entitled by law after the entire treasure he discovered will be assessed by experts.

The additional reward was given to Enache by Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Wednesday, September 11, in recognition of his efforts and his honesty in handing over the treasure to the museum.

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Young Romanian gives museum largest silver coin treasure ever found in the country

September 9, 2013 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Coins, Donations, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Turkish Coins, World Coins

Turkish Silver Coins

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By: Romania Insider. September 6, 2013 (

A Romanian man who unearthed 47,000 15th century silver Turkish coins buried in a forest has donated his discovery, the largest find of its type in Romania and valued at EUR 500,000, to a museum.

Iulian Enache, 34, found the hidden treasure in the wilderness near the city of Ramnicu Valcea with the help of a metal detector he had recently bought.

The 54-kilo treasury, which was buried 30 centimeters in the ground, is worth some EUR 0.5 million at current market prices.

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