What are the doods to live in the Gold Country and to find gold on your land? A Northern California couple strucked exactly this when tumbled on the historic find on their property last spring. While walking their dog on their property in the Gold Country, the couple stumbled across gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree. These rare, mint-condition 19th century U.S. gold coins worth about $10 million.
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.
Experts say it’s likely whoever owned the property 150 years ago buried the coins as a kind of California gold rush-era bank – to save as an investment and for a rainy day. The coins were then forgotten for over a century.
It’s believed to the biggest hoard of gold coins ever unearthed in the United States. And it’s going on sale soon.