An extremely rare gold coin that was found by a retired metal detectorist in a Devon field

The gold penny is one of the rare examples of England's 'first-ever gold coin'

According to a DailyMail report, Michael Leigh-Mallory, a former gold hunter, found the coin when he was on his first metal detecting trip

Notably, it was also the 52-year-old’s first ever gold-coin find

Valuable it was until he posted a picture of it on Facebook.

The gold coin which measures just under an inch in diameter is an extremely rare King Henry III penny.

the coin found by Leigh-Mallory has gone under the hammer, eventually earning him a life-changing £648,000 (approx. Rs 6.5 crore).

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