Sitting on a small fortune: Guitarist finds 85 down the back of his sofa while looking for his plectrum


Sitting on a small fortune: Guitarist finds 85 down the back of his sofa while looking for his plectrumIT worker found hundreds of coins down the crevices of his couchSaid he had never noticed the hole in the sofa where his money was goingCoins ranged from 1ps to 2 – but there were no bank notes hidden away

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17:34 GMT, 14 December 2012

A man who searched down the back of his sofa for a missing guitar plectrum began finding coins – which eventually totalled a whopping 85.

Norman Hore, 65, was at home with friends when he dropped his instrument's pick and began rummaging in the crevices of his couch.

He started finding coins so kept searching and ended up with a massive pile of 1ps, 2ps, 5ps, 10ps, 20ps, 50ps, 1s and 2s.

Delighted: Norman Hore, 65, was at home with friends when he dropped his instrument's pick and began rummaging in the crevices of his couch

Delighted: Norman Hore, 65, was at home with friends when he dropped his instrument's pick and began rummaging in the crevices of his couch

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Need new trousers He started finding coins so kept searching and ended up with a massive pile of 1ps, 2ps, 5ps, 10ps, 20ps, 50ps, 1s and 2s

Buried treasure: He started finding coins so kept searching and ended up with a massive pile of 1ps, 2ps, 5ps, 10ps, 20ps, 50ps, 1s and 2s

Buried treasure: He started finding coins so kept searching and ended up with a massive pile of 1ps, 2ps, 5ps, 10ps, 20ps, 50ps, 1s and 2s

Money saver: Norman, who runs an IT company, bought the couch from its previous owners two years ago – for 250

Sofa bank: According to a recent survey by the Halifax bank the typical Briton has 1.61 in loose change down the back of their sofa - which adds up to 42 million across the nation

Sofa bank: According to a recent survey by the Halifax bank the typical Briton has 1.61 in loose change down the back of their sofa – which adds up to 42 million across the nation

'I guess they had never checked down there either. It must have been cash that has slipped out of trouser pockets.'

Norman bought for the sofa after seeing it in his local newspaper's classified ads in winter 2010. He said he is now planning to add the money to his holiday fund.

According to a recent survey by the Halifax bank the typical Briton has 1.61 in loose change down the back of their sofa – which adds up to 42 million across the nation.