Rare 50p coin sells for hundreds on eBay as Royal Mint discloses its ten rarest 50p coins

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Rare 50p coin sells for hundreds on eBay as Royal Mint discloses its ten rarest 50p coins

Mick Rae, 63, a herds manager, computer shop owner Robert Abbott, 53 and carpenter Dave Allen, 59, found a total of 161 rare coins on a camping tri

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Mick Rae, 63, a herds manager, computer shop owner Robert Abbott, 53 and carpenter Dave Allen, 59, found a total of 161 rare coins on a camping trip in Pewsey, Wiltshire.

The collection includes silver siliqua and miliarense coins dating from 340 AD to 402 AD and is worth an impressive £100,000.

The trio, who have over 90 years experience between them as metal detectorists, made the discovery of a lifetime during a camping weekend in Wiltshire.

The coins were found just six feet from their tent and have since sold for £100,000.

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