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:old: Calif. couple strike $10 million gold-coin bonanza

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree. Nearly all of the 1,427 coins, dating from 1847 to 1894, are in uncirculated, mint condition, said David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service of Santa Ana, which recently authenticated them. Although the face value of the gold pieces only adds up to about $27,000, some of them are so rare that coin experts say they could fetch nearly $1 million apiece.

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More good news...

Buried gold likely not from heist, says US Mint rep

Perhaps it was too intriguing to be true: A rep for the US Mint and an expert on the San Francisco Mint throw water on the latest theory surrounding the $10 million in gold coins uncovered in California—that they were the long-hidden spoils of a 1901 gold heist from the SF Mint.

"We do not have any information linking the Saddle Ridge Hoard coins to any thefts at any United States Mint facility," Mint rep Adam Stump tells CNN, and that determination follows a good deal of research, he adds to the San Francisco Chronicle...MORE


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Tony is this the image you were trying to post?


This image provided by the Saddle Ridge Hoard discoverers via Kagin's, Inc., shows one of the six decaying metal canisters filled with 1800s-era US gold coins unearthed in California. (AP PHOTO/SADDLE RIDGE HOARD DISCOVERERS VIA KAGIN'S, INC.)

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Yep, that's it. I had cropped the left and right parts to make it smaller and just kept the middle image.

Wonder what's up with my ability to add images? I'm looking into it, but I know you would have a better idea than me.

Thanks for your time spent on this.


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