Coroners have responsibility for enquiries into treasure finds.
Report any item believed to be treasure to the Coroner's Service within 14 days of finding it by getting in touch with us. The Coroner will consult with the British Museum and will establish if any items that are found can be regarded as treasure.
For coins to be described as treasure they must be at least 300 years old. Other metal objects must also be over 300 years old and contain a minimum of 10% silver or gold or be a pre-Roman base metal.