RARE coins worth an estimated £100,000 have been seized by police in an abandoned car near Rochdale.
The eight coins - dating back to 1637 - are each believed to be worth £10,000, and could potentially reach a six-figure sum if sold as a set.
They were discovered by police when they searched a vehicle in Smallbridge.
The coins were part of an antiques haul that also included crockery, cutlery, an old camera and a statuette.
They had been taken in a number of different burglaries, police said.
Insp Lin Houldershaw, from Littleborough, said: "When we first discovered the coins, we didn't realise quite how valuable they are.
"One of my officers did some research and found that they are worth about £10,000 each, and probably more for the collection as a whole.
"If anybody recognises the coins, which we think may have been stolen from an elderly person, they should phone or call into Littleborough station.
"I would be delighted if we could get these coins, which are obviously extremely valuable, but may also be of great sentimental value, back to the rightful owners."
Anyone who can help should phone Littleborough police on 0161 856 8575. #