Two numismatically-minded dogs made headlines in recent weeks. Thanks to their fine noses, they tracked down coin hoards. But can coins even be sniffed out?
In the Freistadt District in Upper Austria, a hoard of 6,000 silver coins from the second half of the 15th century was found during construction work. The hiding place had been so cleverly chosen that the coins were not discovered for more than five centuries.
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