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Old 05-04-2021, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by jordanmills View post
I've read some about that in these stories. It does seem pretty straightforward, and it also seems like is pretty fair to both the finder and the land owner. Like you said, it's not hard to ask, and it seems that the worst that happens is that the government has to pay you a fair price for a national treasure that can go in a museum.
There's alot of debate whether sums offered are "fair" although there is an appeal process. The other problem is that the process is often long winded often taking a few years to arrive at an outcome..

On very rare or otherwise important Finds, I can understand the need for the process, but in other cases not so much..

On a Brit forum somebody mentioned that they had found a thimble from the 1600's and because it's silver and over 300 years old, he declared it as per the law.

Now these thimbles are not super rare and are not nationally important, but to the Finder they are a lovely item to find, often on their bucket list.

In this case a local Museum has expressed an interest in acquiring it under the treasure process, so the Finder will end up being compensated say 75 which will then be ordered to be split with the landowner! And it's taken two years to get to this point and is still not completely resolved yet.
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