Gold and Lead Quiz Puzzle

A King in ancient times wanted to reward one of his brave and faithful knights for his loyal service and bravery in battle. But he was a mischievous King and wanted to reward people who were clever as well as brave and loyal, and so he presented the knight with a puzzle.

He presented the knight with three chests, which were labelled Gold, Lead and Gold And Lead. The King then said that the knight could take just one of the chests, and the knight immediately made a move towards the crate labelled Gold.

However the King stopped the knight and told him the puzzle.

All three chests were labelled incorrectly. Furthermore the knight could examine only one coin from one of the chests before making his decision.

How did the knight determine the correct contents of all three chests and thus take possession of the gold?

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Answer at 9.00 on Monday


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