Man finds gold coins – level 2

21-07-2015 07:00

An amateur archaeologist uncovered 10 gold coins last October in northern Germany. Professionals with a metal detector came to the site and found 117 more gold coins.

The coins are of French, Belgian, Italian and Austro-Hungarian origins and date from 1831 to 1910. Someone probably buried them shortly after the Second World War. Archaeologists think the that coins were part of the German central bank’s gold reserves and someone probably stole them.

The hoard has been valued at around 45,000 euros, but the finder will only get 2.5 thousand euros finder’s fee. The coins will go on display at a local museum.

Difficult words: reserve (a place to keep something safe), hoard (a big amount of something), fee (an amount of money).

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