This Was Buried In Their Garden. What They Discovered Is Increddible

A couple in California have literally struck gold as they were out walking their dogs one day. They discovered a pot of coins buried next to a tree in their garden.

California couple uncover 'pot of gold' coins worth millions in garden - Metro News

Nearly all of the 1,427 coins, dating from 1847 to 1894, are in un-circulated, mint condition, said David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service of Santa Ana.

Four of 1,427 Gold-Rush era coins (Picture: AP Photo/Reed Saxon)


Although the face value of the coins would only fetch around $28,000, a number of the coins in the discovery are so rare that experts predict, to the right buyer some of them could fetch up to $1,000,000 each.

“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.

Cans containing the 19th century gold coins (Picture: Rueters / Kagin’s)


The expert also added, in a non corny way “it is like they have found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow”.

The couple are currently remaining anonymous but have said that they plan to sell the coins on Amazon. With the money they receive the plan to pay off their bills and debts and donate some of the money to charity.

The can was buried in a garden (Picture: Reuters)


By Hannah Jones

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