The coin, which was found in Canada, is about 600 years old.
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So far, scientists cannot understand exactly how she ended up in the country and why.
Newfoundland is the easternmost province of Canada. Recently, archaeologists discovered a special artifact in it. A hundred-year-old gold coin was found here, writes Arkeonews.
It is believed that it may be the oldest ever found in the country. It was discovered this year by the historian Edward Hanys. However, the find still raises many questions from researchers.
It is now known that a gold coin is a quarter. It is of English origin and is the oldest found in Canada. It was minted in London. It is believed that this happened between 1422 and 1427. If translated into modern money, then its weight was about 81 dollars or almost 3000 UAH.
Paul Berry of the Bank of Canada Currency Museum has his own version of the origin of the coin. He suggests that it was probably taken out of circulation after being lost. But how exactly she got to the Canadian province is still unknown.
Currently, research is being carried out further. It is also assumed that the site of the find will be carefully excavated in the future. While the exact location of the coin is not disclosed. This should keep jewelry seekers from adventuring.
In the 15th century, this territory was already explored. John Cabot, at the request of Henry VII, conducted his own research here. Soon after, European colonialists arrived here.
Already at the beginning of the 16th century, the Portuguese wanted to get Labrador and Newfoundland for the birth of the Portuguese Empire. For many centuries there were camps for catching cod in this area. They were used by the English, French and Basques.
And in 1583, Great Britain founded the first permanent European colony here.
They plan to put the coin on public display after studying.