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There’s a downside to keeping physical assets such as gold in your home — you could forget they exist.This strange story from France comes from via Fabien Roberts, the deputy mayor of Bordeaux, who posted about the case on his personal blog.
Roberts brings the news of one 90-year-old pensioner in Bordeaux, who, a few months after moving from his house into a retirement home, remembered a collection of gold bars and jewelry he had left in his basement.
The haul contained:
- 5 gold bars
- two gold rings
- a gold signet ring
- 2 gold pins
- a 50 francs piece of silver
Roberts says that the total worth was likely to be worth 200,000 euros ($250,000).
Squatters had invaded the house, but they were apparently oblivious to the gold mine beneath their feet. Police were soon able to find the gold — kept in a jar and wedged between piles of junk — and escorted the retiree to the bank.
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