Treasure hunter Forrest Fenn: ‘I love mysteries’

April 16, 2013 in Antique Coins, Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Rare Coins, Treasure, Treasure Hunting

 Sun Mar 31, 2013 (Associated press) (

For more than a decade, he packed and repacked his treasure chest, sprinkling in gold dust and adding hundreds of rare gold coins and gold nuggets. Pre-Columbian animal figures went in, along with prehistoric “mirrors” of hammered gold, ancient Chinese faces carved from jade and antique jewelry with rubies and emeralds.

Forrest Fenn was creating a bounty, and the art and antiquities dealer says his goal was to make sure it was “valuable enough to entice searchers and desirable enough visibly to strike awe.”

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