Rare 17th-century French coins found by builders sell for 1.2m euros

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The 239 pieces of gold coins minted before the French Revolution were found by builders in the walls of a mansion they were renovating near Quimper, in Brittany, and the profit from their auction will be divided between the owners and the workmen.

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Hundreds of rare gold coins dug out of the walls of a remote French mansion fetched more than 1 million euros at auction on Wednesday, reports The Guardian.