French manor reno coins sell for $1.2 million

The stash of 17th century gold coins found during the renovation of a mansion in Plozévet, Brittany, has sold at auction for a collective €1 million ($1.2 million), far exceeding the pre-sale estimate of  €250,000-300,000 ($296,000-$355,000). The coins were discovered by stonemasons in 2019. They were in two separate stashes, one set in a metal …