Rewards to finders of Treasure Trove
The Crown is not obliged to offer any rewards for claimed Treasure Trove objects. It will, however, normally do so and may use 'market value' as a guide price.
Valuation may be reduced if an object has been inappropriately handled by the finder including; cleaning which has damaged the object, and/or the application of any waxes and/or varnishes to the object.
The QLTR department writes to finders of object(s)/coin(s) which are being claimed as Treasure Trove and invites them to provide any information they may have on estimate valuations. Guidance is provided as to the type of information that is acceptable.