Iron age value from the Kimbolton Coin Hoard went on display at St Neots Museum.
Sixty 8 bullion coins or “staters” were found with a steel detector nearby Kimbolton in 2010.
The bullion stater is thought to be the beginning silver ever to disseminate in Britain.
St Neots museum bought the coins for £22,000, and put them on display for the initial time yesterday.
Curator Liz Davies said: “They’re a fascinating find. They are dual thousand years old and they tell us a lot about the people who lived in this area.
“If they are value that most now think what they were value dual thousand years ago.
“That might have been someone’s life savings.”
The coins were looked after by the British Museum before a accumulation of grants and £5,000 of donations from internal people helped buy them for the museum.
Dr Ian Leins, curator of Iron Age and Roman Coins at the British Museum, gave a speak at St Neots museum final night about the Kimbolton Coin Hoard. He said: “It is not odd for them to spin adult in East Anglia, around the Fen corner and serve afield. Nevertheless the benefaction findspot lies over the categorical placement of these coins.”
The full collection on display for one day only, but 5 of the coins will be on show from Nov 26.
The museums now skeleton to lift adequate money for a secure box to residence their value permanently.