Imagine you are a rural property owner, you are content with your life and part of your normal routine is to walk each day with your loving spouse and the chipper family dog. For years you have owned this property and walked the same path over and over.
It has always been the same for the last four years, EXCEPT this day you are walking an a recent rain storm has uncovered something from the property’s past.
A $10,000,000 something.
Here is how this story, as story everyday people dream about happening to them, goes:
LOS ANGELES —
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. 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.
“I don’t like to say once-in-a-lifetime for anything, but you don’t get an opportunity to handle this kind of material, a treasure like this, ever,” said veteran numismatist Don Kagin, who is representing the finders. “It’s like they found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.”
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