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Calif. couple find buried Gold Rush coins worth $10M

For a lucky California couple, their $10 million pot of backyard gold came with a shadow, not a rainbow.

While walking the dog last February, the couple stumbled across a treasure of 1,427 gold coins from the mid-19th century buried in eight cans in the shade of a tree on their property in the state's famous Gold Country, according to Kagin's, the numismatic firm representing the anonymous finders.

Dubbed the Saddle Ridge Hoard, it is believed to be "one of the greatest buried treasures ever unearthed in the United States," the trade journal Coin Update writes.


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ChristianAnarchist's picture

Why did they open their big

Why did they open their big mouths? They should have quietly just started selling a couple of coins here and there. They would have had enough to last a lifetime. Now they get the big bad IRS on their backs and get to lose about half of their find to the Internal Robbery Service...

Beware the cult of "government"...

I thought the same thing.

What a great find though.

Off topic, but does anyone ever give you a hard time about your user name?

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