300-year-old coin found in Massachusetts

Published on June 3rd, 2009 | by Admin

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A man in Massachusetts has found a coin in his backyard that is older than his town.

“At first I wasn’t sure what it was,” Burgess said. “It didn’t look so much like a coin, but like a brown wafer.”

Upon further study, Burgess noticed small markings: a crown, three lions, and some numerals. The coin turned out to be an approximately 313-year-old English silver sixpence, issued only during the reign of King William III, who ruled England from 1689 to 1702, according to researchers.

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