Toño Piñeiro is a Valencia-based builder who was renovating his retirement home when he came across the jars full of cash, but there was a painful problem.
A man has stumbled upon a surprising discovery while renovating the house in which he plans to retire. While most of us would be excited about an old family heirloom or a few pounds rummaging through old stuff, builder Toño Piñeiro got a lot more than that. What he expected when he saw six jars full of cash while doing renovation work on his property.
The Spaniard came across an unusual find in the form of Nesquik cans which were filled to the brim with banknotes worth around £47,000. Not believing in his luck, Piñeiro rushed to profit from his discovery, but the excitement was short-lived as there was a harrowing capture of the treasure.
Toño soon realized after trying to collect his loot that the Bank of Spain will no longer accept the banknotes that make up the nine million pesetas, since the bank suspended the old banknotes more than 20 years ago, in 2002.
Devastated by the news, Toño tried to find a solution with his bank, as he explained: “I called them, but they told me that it was no longer possible.”
But all was not lost for the Spaniard, who did not emerge from the situation empty-handed. Daily Star Reports.
Luckily, the builder managed to pocket £30,000 after exchanging some more up-to-date coins from his haul, adding: “He paid for a new roof.
“I guess they kept these containers to avoid humidity. The last ones were a little damaged, but the rest weren’t, they were ironed, it was incredible.”
Toño explained that the house had been abandoned for four decades before the discovery, and the builder took possession of the property when he saw it listed on Facebook.
The Spaniard says he plans to keep some of his expired cash as a souvenir.
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