California Couple Find $10 Million Worth of Gold Coins

It happened while they were out walking their dog!
ByAhlan! Live ReporterWednesday , 26 February 2014
California Couple Find $10 Million Worth of Gold Coins
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Talk about a sparkling find! A couple from northern California have discovered $10million (£6 million) in gold coins, while they were out walking their dog!

NBC News has reported that the couple (unnamed at this point) found 1,427 rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree on their property in Gold County.

The coins date between 1847 and 1894 and are said to be in near-perfect condition, according to David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service of Santa Ana, who authenticated the find.

The face value of the gold pieces only adds up to about $27,000 (£16,190) but some of them are so rare that they could fetch nearly $1 million (£600,000) apiece.

Currency expert Don Cagin told NBS News, “I don't like to say once-in-a-lifetime for anything, but you don't get an opportunity to handle this kind of material, a treasure like this, ever. It's like they found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.”

The middle-aged couple want to remain anonymous so potential gold prospectors don't rush to their property. So far, they have no idea who might have put the coins there.