This Couple Found That Buried In Their Back Yard. Trust Me, You Will NEVER Guess What It Is.
Buried in the shadow of an old tree was something that this Northern California couple walking their dog never expected to find. Even though the trail was on the property they’ve owned and walked on for years, and even though they lived in Gold Country, the shock of their discovery still floored them.
Under the tree, they found eight cans.
Each can contained rare, mint condition gold coins.
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.
1,427 coins in total where found, dating from 1847 to 1894. The face value of the coins amounts to “only” $27,000…
But some of the coins are so rare, they’re estimated to be worth about $1 million each.
The married couple, who are self-employed, don’t plan on letting the millions of dollars change them. They said that they are pretty content with their lifestyle.
This is the greatest buried treasure ever found in the United States.
The couple chose to remain anonymous to avoid a renewed gold rush to their property by crowds armed with metal detectors.
What is amazing is that almost all of the coins are near perfect condition! Talk about a backyard treasure. Next time you go out for a dog walk, keep your eyes peeled!