Buried treasure is definitely still out there. A couple in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains just found $10 million in gold US coins on their property.
“A California couple who say they had walked by the same spot on their Sierra Nevada property many times over many years are an estimated $10 million or so richer after digging up eight rusty old cans containing 1,427 very valuable gold coins. It’s thought to be the most valuable discovery of such coins in U.S. history.” – NPR
This couple was walking along a ridge on their property when they saw these cans. The started digging and didn’t stop until that had 1,427 gold coins with a face value of $28,000 and an estimated value of $10 million. Not a bad day.
The coins were all minted in San Francisco, CA between 1847 and 1894. Most all of the coins are in mint condition.
So, what did the couple do after digging up all these coins? They buried ‘em…
“The first thing the family did after finding all the cans was rebury them in a cooler under their woodpile. They were terrified and had to think about what to do.” - David McCarthy of Kagin’s tells the San Francisco Chronicle.