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    All of you in England and Europe are probably already aware of this, but I just saw it last night. How excited this Englishman must be - he says he's seeing gold in his sleep.

    Well, at least he and the property owner get to split the take, whatever it is:

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='794829' date='25-Sep-2009 10:33']All of you in England and Europe are probably already aware of this, but I just saw it last night. How excited this Englishman must be - he says he's seeing gold in his sleep.
    Well, at least he and the property owner get to split the take, whatever it is:[/quote]
    Probably rather more than a megaquid!
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    Better than the Lottery !!!!
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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='794848' date='25-Sep-2009 14:41']Better than the Lottery !!!![/quote]
    The probability of finding such a hoard is smaller than that of winning the lottery (but probably not by much... )

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    [quote name='BATcher' post='794840' date='25-Sep-2009 06:54']Probably rather more than a megaquid![/quote]
    I'd take a megaanything, even my own deflated currency!

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    He's probably hit double gold. Not only all that treasure, but all that extra he can earn by advertising metal detectors.

    Mind you, he only used a second hand cheapy himself.
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    [quote name='BATcher' post='794840' date='25-Sep-2009 06:54']Probably rather more than a megaquid![/quote]
    Has it been stated that the Crown has no claim in this case?
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    [quote name='wdwells' post='795456' date='29-Sep-2009 13:26']Has it been stated that the Crown has no claim in this case?[/quote]
    It has been declared treasure by South Staffordshire coroner Andrew Haigh, meaning it belongs to the Crown.

    According to Wikipedia, "In the early 20th century, it became the practice of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to pay those finders who fully and promptly reported discoveries of treasure troves and handed them over to the proper authorities the full antiquarian value of objects which had been retained for national or other institutions such as museums. Objects not retained were returned to the finders."

    In other words, it belongs to the crown, but the finder(s)/landowner(s) are entitled to be paid the full market price for the find. The big problem is valuing it, as there is nothing comparable.

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