Duo’s Insane Treasure Hunting Persistence Pays off in 50,000 Celtic Coins

from Geek O System

by Eric Limer | 6:45 pm, July 3rd, 2012

As Kenny Rogers once said, “You’ve got to know when to hold’em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away, and know when to run.” Reg Mead and Richard Miles decided to “hold ‘em” for a long time when they spent 30 years combing the same Jersey U.K. field with metal detectors. It may sound like they were just banging their heads against a wall, but their ludicrous devotion paid off when they stumbled upon 50,000 ancient silver and gold coins, the largest stash ever to be discovered in Northern Europe.

The two had been searching the field ever since they heard tales that a farmer who once owned the farm had come across silver pieces on his land. Over the years, the pair found . . . Read Complete Report

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