Two men charged for failing to report find of historic coins

The police have charged two men for having failed to report a find of thousands of historic silver coins. The treasure, consisting of coins minted between the 15th and 17th centuries, was discovered in a forest near Boskovice, in the southeast of the country, in 2011. The 29-year-old finder failed to report the discovery, as required by law, and instead sold the coins to a collector for 850,000 crowns, or more than 42,000 US dollars. But the police was anonymously tipped off, and raised charges against both men who, if convicted, face up to five years in jail.

Author: Jan Richter