PCGS Certifies “Saddle Ridge Hoard” of Buried Treasure Gold Coins

February 26, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Treasure, USA Coins

February 25, 2014 By  (

Professional Coin Grading Service ( has authenticated and graded a hoard of 1,427 19th century U.S. gold coins that were discovered in eight, decaying metal canisters buried on private property in California’s gold country.

The coins, which are dated from 1847 to 1894 and have a combined face value of $27,980, are estimated to be valued at more than $10 million. The majority are $20 denomination Liberty Double Eagles struck at the San Francisco Mint between 1855 and 1894. Described as the “Saddle Ridge Hoard,” it is believed to be one of the greatest buried treasures ever unearthed in the United States.

Some of this amazing treasure will make its public debut at the upcoming ANA National Money Show in Atlanta, courtesy of Kagin’s, Inc. ( of Tiburon, California, the PCGS Authorized Dealer that recently submitted the treasure trove for certification.

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