800 pre-independence silver coins recovered

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Chennai,Jan13 (PTI) A total of 800 pre-Independence silvercoins were recovered from a toilet dustbin at theinternational airport terminal here,customs officials saidtoday.

Following a tip-off, Air Intelligence Unit officialsyesterday found the silver coins of one rupee denominationwrapped and kept in a polythene bag in the toilet dustbin,Customs Commissioner R Periasami said.

The coins were verified by an expert who confirmed thatthey belonged to pre-independence era and were valued at Rs4.37 lakh, he said in a statement here.

Besides the coins, memory cards worth Rs 34.02 lakh werealso recovered.

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