Sometimes people are surprised with what they find out inside their homes. However, a couple from Northern California, USA is more than lucky with the items they found in their backyard. They were able to dig up ancient gold coins that made them instant millionaires.
CBS says that the coins are from the 1800’s. The couple was hiking in their backyard when they saw an old tin can on the ground. The spot where the item was located is quite secluded, the reason the old relic was not easily noticed.
In their curiosity, the picked the thing up and were shocked with what they saw. The contents of the can are unexpected treasures, numerous gold coins. To their delight, they are able to find seven more cans aside from the first one they saw.
The couple is able to recover a total of 1400 coins which costs more than $10 million. They opted to remain anonymous and asked not to broadcast their location. It is for their safety now that people know there are treasures from somebody’s backyard. According to CBS, they are in their early 40’s and have been living in the property for years.
The coins might have been buried for so many years as they were dated from 1847-1894. It was also the time of the California Gold Rush.
They have set the treasures for sale. The coins are in fine condition. They are very costly because of their age and historical relevance. The rarest of the coins found is priced about $1 million.
The money that the couple will get from the gold coins will be used to pay their bills. They are also planning to donate the rest of the earnings to charities.
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