What Would YOU Do If You Found Ten Million Dollars’ Worth of Gold In Your Backyard?!

Gold guilder of Mainz elector archbishop John ...

Gold guilder of Mainz elector archbishop John II of Nassau (minted around 1400 in Höchst) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Apparently there was a couple in California that unearthed Ten MILLION dollars’ worth of gold coins in their backyard. Naturally, the couple has been waiting on the side lines to see if anyone was going to come forward with a legitimate claim to this gold. There were some people who believed that the gold was wiped during a heist in 1901.

The treasure this California couple dug up in their yard contains 1,400 gold pieces that a coin expert has confirmed are in mint condition. Naturally, the couple has every intention of selling the gold pieces. They just want to make sure that they are legally within their own rights to do that.

Unless they can be proven stolen (which hasn’t happen yet) or someone had a legitimate claim to the coins that could be proven, the gold pieces would belong to the couple as they were buried in their back yard.

Money cash

Money cash (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

Coin experts have stated that the treasure the couple has uncovered is an extremely odd collection. As some of the coins are from 40, 50, and even 60 years old. It is hard to believe that these coins would have been stolen from any once place considering the differences in age.

The real question is what was this couple doing digging into their backyard when they discovered all of that gold?! Does it make you wonder what might be buried in your backyard?! And what would YOU do I you managed to unearth a treasure in your own backyard?

The couple has not been identified other than by first name. They claim that they want to sell most of the treasure they have unearthed. They would only like to keep a small portion of the gold to remember the find. They plan on keeping some of the money, giving some to charity and giving some to family.

Is it just me or does EVERYONE says they are going to give their money to charity?! I mean, yes it is noble. But, I just cannot see every single person that comes into money being so willing to give it away to a charity. I don’t mean to be selfish, but I think most of that money would be staying within my family to build a better life for them. You hear about so many charity scams these days, I’d be hard pressed to just give the money away to someone.

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  1. Tony H Leather

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