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Seventeenth century coin set to go for 'mega bucks' at auction

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Seventeenth century coin set to go for 'mega bucks' at auction

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A 350 year-old coin bearing the date 1652 is expected to sell for over one million euros at auction today.

The threepenny coin was found in a Nottinghamshire field in central England by amateur treasure hunter John Stoner.

As the find is just a single coin, it does not qualify as treasure trove, meaning that Stoner will be able to keep the proceeds.

He intends to give half of his winnings to the farmer that owns the land where it was found.