COIN HOARD

Unique ID: PAS-867115

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

The Hackney Hoard

The 80 coins are all gold 20-dollar pieces of the United States, issued between 1854 and 1913. The coins are thus all the same denomination, introduced in this form in 1850, and were struck to the same standard, 90% gold, used from 1837 until the end of US gold coinage in 1933. The catalogue shows that the coins gradually increase in number across the decades from 1870 to 1909 (13 coins from 1870-9; 14 from 1880-89; 18 from 1890-99; and 25 from 1900-9). Over a quarter of the total were issued in the last 6 six years represented. Together these factors suggest that the material began to be put aside during this later period, rather than being built up systematically across a range of time represented. The main element among this latest material are the 17 coins dating to 1908, which suggests that a single batch of coins from that year might have formed the core for the group.

The contents of the hoard
Date Mint Total in hoard
1854 San Francisco 1
1867 San Francisco 1
1870 San Francisco 1
1875 Carson City 1
1875 San Francisco 1
1876 San Francisco 5
1876 Philadelphia 2
1877 San Francisco 2
1877 Philadelphia 1
1881 San Francisco 1
1882 San Francisco 2
1883 San Francisco 3
1884 San Francisco 2
1885 San Francisco 1
1888 San Francisco 4
1889 San Francisco 1
1890 Philadelphia 1
1891 San Francisco 1
1893 San Francisco 1
1894 San Francisco 4
1896 San Francisco 3
1899 San Francisco 4
1900 San Francisco 2
1901 San Francisco 3
1902 San Francisco 2
1905 San Francisco 2
1907 Philadelphia 1
1908 Philadelphia 17
1909 Philadelphia 1
1910 Philadelphia 1
1913 Philadelphia 3
1913 Denver 1

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: The British Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2007T365

Chronology

Broad period: MODERN
Date from: Exactly AD 1854
Date to: Exactly AD 1913

Dimensions and weight

Weight: 33.4 g
Quantity: 80

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 12th July 2007

Personal details

Recorded by: Ian Richardson - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Barrie Cook - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Mrs Kate Sumnall - [ view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2007T365

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: London
County: Greater London Authority
District: Hackney
To be known as: Hackney

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (From FLO)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening [scope notes]
General landuse: Other[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Garden[scope notes]

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: Friday 15th April 2011
Updated: Sunday 17th April 2011

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