#3 A Mysterious Piano’s Hoard
Martin Backhouse, a piano technician was hired to tune a 100-year-old Broadwood at a Bishop’s Castle community college in Shropshire, England. Amid the strings and hammers, rested a leather drawstring purse and seven cloth packets that treasured more than 900 gold sovereigns.
The collection of coins belonged to the 1847 to 1915 era. Out of the 900 coins found, 633 were full sovereigns and 20 were half sovereigns. It is undoubtedly the largest stash of its time.
The piano had been donated to the school authorities in 2016 by a couple who had no idea about the hidden pennies from heaven.