California Couple Strike Gold: Old Coins Found After A Century Underground
When walking their property in California's Sierra Nevada mountains, a man and woman now going by the nondescript names of John and Mary spotted a rusty can. They thought it might be used for flowers at an old gravesite, but it turns out there were extremely valuable gold coins inside. Not only that, there were a total of eight cans of coins all in perfect condition, even though they were minted in San Francisco sometime between 1847 and 1894. Back then the coins were worth a hefty $28,000, which works out to an unbelievable windfall of $10 million.
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