A northern California couple walking their dog on their rural property in the gold country stumbled on over $10 million in rare mint condition gold coins which had been buried in the shadow of an old tree.
The 1,427 coins dated from 1847 to 1894 have a face value of $27,000, but some are so rare that they could bring nearly $1 million apiece.
The coins were found on a path the couple had walked for years. On the day they found them the woman had bent over to examine a rusty can that had popped out of the ground because of erosion.
They wisely wish to remain anonymous, concerned that their lives would be changed and that modern day gold rushers would flood their property.
The discovery of gold on his property in 1848 didn’t work out so well for John Sutter.
He was ruined. His workers left to search for gold. His land was invaded by squatters who stole his crops and cattle.