A 24-year-old woman who handed in a gold bar worth $18,000 she found on a NSW Central Coast beach may get to keep it if the owner doesn't come forward, police say.
It has been four months since the woman handed the gold in to local police after she located it on Forresters Beach in April, the Newcastle Herald reports.
Tuggerah Lakes Police issued a final appeal for the owner yesterday after a serial number check with the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra revealed the gold was real.
Inspector Rod Peet said that if the appeal to identify the owner failed, police would hand the gold back to the woman who found it.
Anyone with information about the lost gold bar should contact Cock Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
There will be stringent checks to determine the rightful owner, police say.
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