Couple Uncovers Coins Worth $10M While Walking Dog

February 26, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Treasure, USA Coins

LOS ANGELES February 25, 2014 (AP) By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press (

A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree.

Nearly all of the 1,427 coins, dating from 1847 to 1894, are in uncirculated, mint condition, said David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service of Santa Ana, which recently authenticated them. Although the face value of the gold pieces only adds up to about $27,000, some of them are so rare that coin experts say they could fetch nearly $1 million apiece.

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