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Treasure trove

Treasure trove

Today many people not only collect coins, they also search actively for them. Metal detectors react to buried metal objects, which often prove to be coins. In many cases they are so corroded from lying in damp earth that specialist skills are required in order to clean and preserve them carefully.

It is important to remember that old coins found in Denmark are treasure trove and the property of the Danish State and must be handed over to the National Museum, perhaps via a local museum.

For further information, contact your local museum or the National Museum of Denmark, Royal Collection of Coins and Medals. If the coins are declared to be treasure trove, the finder will receive tax-exempt compensation.