The FRENCH brothers struck gold by playing in their garden during the lockout. The boy’s parents had left Paris when France imposed a foreclosure and moved to a family home in the city of Vendôme, southwest of the capital.
The young people, both about 10 years old, had asked to build a makeshift hut in the garden using branches and leaves and their father had told them that they could use the sheets of their late grandmother as awning.
When they went to get the sheets, “two fairly heavy objects” fell, said local auctioneer Philippe Rouillac, “they didn’t pay attention and put them back. “
But the boys quickly informed their father of the discovery. He asked them to go get them and at first believed that they were knife holders belonging to the grandmother.
He contacted Mr. Rouillac’s company to recheck and, after sending some photos, he was told the good news. The objects were not knife holders, but two gold bars each weighing 1 kg. The two bars are now listed on the auctioneer’s website for an estimated value of € 40,000 each.
It turned out that the bars were purchased by the grandmother in 1967 and even come with proof of purchase. In addition, the price of gold has increased due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We will wait until the price of gold goes up a bit more,” said Rouillac. “They could get at least € 100,000. “