Buried Treasure With This Week's Jackpots

One lucky husband and wife have hit another kind of jackpot after they discovered $10,000,000 (£6,000,000) worth of gold coins in mint condition buried underneath a tree in their back garden.

There are 1,427 gold coins, which date back from 1847 to 1894, and have a face value of about $27,000 (£16,000) but as they are so rare, they could actually sell for around $1,000,000 (£600,000) each!

The couple found the coins inside eight rusting metal cans while walking their dog on their Gold County property in California. They plan to sell them online so anyone can buy one if they have the spare cash.

The find was authenticated by Mr David Hall of the Professional Coin Grading Service who said “I don’t like to say once in a lifetime for anything but you don’t get an opportunity to handle this kind of material, a treasure like this, ever. It’s like they found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow”.

The couple have chosen to remain anonymous at this stage. The chief numismatist for Kagin Inc in Tiburon, Mr David McCarthy, said “Their concern was that this would change the way everyone else would look at them and they’re pretty happy with the lifestyle they have today.”


The coins are in $5, $10 and $20 denominations and more than likely would have been buried as soon as they were put into circulation. Most were minted in San Francisco. This coin find, which happened in April, last year, is one of the largest ever in US history.

Back in 1985, construction workers in Jackson, Tennessee, found a haul of gold coins worth $1,000,000 (£600,000).

After a man in Reno, Nevada died in 1974, more than 400,000 silver dollars were found in his home. They were sold later for $7,300,000 (£4,300,000).

Many gold ingots and coins reckoned to be worth as much as $130,000,000 (£78,000,000) were hauled up back in the 1980s from the shipwreck of the SS Central America just off the North Carolina coast.

Feel free to check your own back garden for hidden treasure but we recommend clicking on PlayHugeLottos.com where you can dig for treasure with your mouse as you put in your entries to the biggest and best lotteries in the world, such as this Friday's $353,000,000 Mega Millions rollover and the €129,000,000 EuroMillions Superdraw Rollover!

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Let us know in the comments section below and to coin a phrase, 'your comments will earn you lottopoints!'






Posted by Eltayeb (12/03/2014)

Very interesting

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