Priceless Discovery: Married Couple Unveils $10 Million in 19th-Century Coins Buried at Home

   

Show and tell: David Hall (left), co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service, poses with some of 1,427 Gold-Rush era U.S. gold coins, at his office in Santa Ana

The coins, numbering 1,427 and ranging from the years 1847 to 1894, are primarily in uncirculated mint condition, a testament to their excellent preservation. David Hall, co-founder of the Professional Coin Grading Service in Santa Ana, recently authenticated the coins, shedding light on their historical significance and potential value.

Show and tell: David Hall (left), co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service, poses with some of 1,427 Gold-Rush era U.S. gold coins, at his office in Santa Ana

While the face value of the coins is only around $27,000, experts in the field suggest that some of these rare pieces could fetch almost $1 million each on the market.

What makes this discovery even more intriguing is the mystery surrounding its origin. The coins were buried on the couple’s Gold Country property, hinting at a connection to the California Gold Rush of the 19th century. It’s speculated that a previous property owner may have hidden the coins as a form of savings and investment during that era, only for them to be forgotten for over a century.

California Gold Country: Near the center of the map is Sutter’s Mill, the site of the 1848 find that started the Gold Rush. Hopeful prospectors flocked to the area east of Sacramento to the Nevada line and down through much of the Sierra Nevada range

The couple, who prefer to remain anonymous, has provided limited information about themselves, as they wish to avoid sparking a modern-day gold rush on their property. However, they shared a brief interview on a website dedicated to marketing the coins, revealing that Mary, one of the property owners, had an astrological chart that seemed to “foretell” the discovery, though it was originally interpreted as a metaphorical treasure of the spirit.

Precious exhibits: Some of 1,427 Gold-Rush era U.S. gold coins are displayed at Professional Coin Grading Service in Santa Ana, Calif.

“I never would have thought we would have found something like this; however, in a weird way, I feel like I have been preparing my whole life for it,” Mary mentioned, reflecting on the unexpected turn of fate.

The couple, identified as John and Mary, are self-employed and in their 40s. Their attorney and family conducted thorough research but found no clues about who might have buried the coins on the property. The prevailing theory is that someone associated with the mining industry during the Gold Rush era was responsible for the hidden stash.

Their decision to remain anonymous is rooted in their desire to maintain their current way of life. They have no intention of letting this discovery change the way they are perceived by others. The couple plans to sell most of the coins through Amazon, using the proceeds to settle bills and make quiet contributions to local charities.

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