Imagine you’re out for a walk and just like that, your life will never be the same. A California couple out walking their dog last February on their own property noticed something partially buried in the shadow of an old tree.
$10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins!
There were over 1,400 coins dating back to 1847. 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 a piece.
Experts claim the coins were buried for safe keeping. The coins were then forgotten.
What makes them so valuable was that they were somehow in mint condition, even though they were buried in the ground.
The self-employed, married couple chose to remain anonymous and plan to put most of the coins up for sale through Amazon while holding onto a few keepsakes. They’ll use the money to pay off bills and quietly donate to local charities.