August 19, 2016

Antique silver coins found in Hteechaik

Antique silver coins. Photo: Maung Chit Lin
Antique silver coins. Photo: Maung Chit Lin

COINS with images of a peacock and Queen Victoria estimated to be about 100 years old were found by chance on 13 March as a man was digging a ditch in the compound owned by U Aung Kyi and Daw Kyi Kyi Win in Ward 2 of Hteechaik Township, Katha District, Sagaing Region.
Each silver coin has a one-inch diameter.
There are a total of 61 peacock-and-Victoria silver coins: five coins dated 1886; 21 coins dated 1862; two coins dated 1875; six coins dated 1882; four coins dated 1881; two coins dated 1880; two coins dated 1883; and one coin dated 1884.
The cache also includes other Queen Victoria coins, including seven coins dated 1885; 10 coins dated 1877; one coin dated 1879; one coin dated 1874; one coin dated 1876; and one coin dated 1878.


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