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Members of the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club work to uncover an inredible hoard of silver Anglo Saxon coins worth more than £1 million. See MASONS story MNCOINS: A hoard of rare Anglo Saxon coins worth more than £1 million has been found in a farmer's field by amateur treasure hunters. The stunning discovery is one of the most significant finds in Britain in recent years. The coins - over 1,000 years old - were unearthed during a Christmas dig organised by the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club in rural farmland near Aylesbury, Bucks. Over 100 people turned out to take part in the festive hunt and they were stunned to find the collection of more than 5,000 silver coins. The coins were perfectly preserved (Picture: Masons)

A hoard of rare Anglo Saxon coins worth more than £1 million has been found in a farmer’s field by amateur treasure hunters.

The stunning discovery is one of the most significant finds in Britain in recent years.

The coins – over 1,000 years old – were unearthed during a Christmas dig organised by the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club in rural farmland near Aylesbury, Bucks.

Over 100 people turned out to take part in the festive hunt and they were stunned to find the collection of more than 5,000 silver coins.

The perfectly preserved pieces, which feature the faces of Anglo Saxon kings, were in a lead bucket which was buried two feet underground.

Experts said the extremely rare coins could be worth more than £1 million and club leader Pete Welch said the find was ‘very significant’.

Members of the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club work to uncover an inredible hoard of silver Anglo Saxon coins worth more than £1 million. See MASONS story MNCOINS: A hoard of rare Anglo Saxon coins worth more than £1 million has been found in a farmer's field by amateur treasure hunters. The stunning discovery is one of the most significant finds in Britain in recent years. The coins - over 1,000 years old - were unearthed during a Christmas dig organised by the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club in rural farmland near Aylesbury, Bucks. Over 100 people turned out to take part in the festive hunt and they were stunned to find the collection of more than 5,000 silver coins. More than 5,000 coins were…

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