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Man finds coin lost for 102 years

Jan. 12, 2009 at 4:44 PM

LONDON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A British man said he has found a gold sovereign, worth about $222, that was lost on his farm more than 100 years ago.

Alan Booton, 64, said he heard a story about a previous occupant of the Greatham, England, farm losing the coin, which was a gift for his daughter's wedding, in 1907, The Times of London reported Monday.

Booton said he found the lost coin with the help of metal detecting enthusiast John Forster. He said the coin bears the image of King Edward VII and St. George on the opposite side.

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