Northern California Couple’s $11 Million Gold Coin Bonanza Put Up For Sale, First Coin Sold For $15K
A treasure trove of rare gold coins that were discovered by a California couple out walking their dog last year went on sale Tuesday, with the first coin fetching $15,000 that will be contributed to turning San Francisco’s Old Mint into a museum.
The origin of a treasure trove of gold coins found on private property in Northern California remains a mystery after U.S. Mint officials said Tuesday that the coins have no apparent link to thefts at their facilities.
The Northern California couple who found what could be a record-setting treasure trove of gold coins on their Gold Country property will soon find a huge tax bill headed their way.
A couple has made the buried treasure find of a lifetime – gold coins worth millions of dollars – on their property in Northern California.
The public will get its first look at a gold fortune that has been hidden away in Nevada for years.
A judge in Nevada has declared a substitute teacher in San Rafael the sole heir of a gold coin fortune worth $7.4 million.
The gold coins had been minted as early as the 1840s in such countries as Mexico, England, Austria and South Africa, he said. Coin experts have said the age and rarity of the coins could make them much more valuable than their weight alone.