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California Couple Finds $10M in Gold Coins Buried in Yard


A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their Gold Country 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.

I think back to all the times I laughed at the guys wearing socks and sandals patrolling the beach with a metal detector… and still think they looked ridiculous. BUT I guess they weren’t as crazy as I thought.

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