A California couple were walking their dog along the same path on their property as they had done for years when they stumbled across buried treasure.
The couple, known as John and Mary, have found what is said to be the most valuable ancient gold find in North America.
Whilst walking along the familiar path, John noticed a rusty can sticking out from the ground. He and Mary unearthed the intact can and took it home.
After opening the heavy can, they found that it was full of gold coins. The couple returned to where they had found the can and began to dig and over the following days found seven more cans of gold.
Coin experts have been working with John and Mary to discover the value of the coins which they believe were struck between 1847 and 1894.
Experts believe the gold was buried sometime in the late 19th century, right after the peak of the California Gold Rush.
It is believed the find is to be worth about $10 million US Dollars. In addition to this, a rare 1866 coin printed with the motto “In God We Trust” was found amongst the gold.
This coin alone could be worth over $1 million US Dollars.
Before this find by John and Mary, the largest buried treasure found in the United States was $4,500 US Dollars.
Article written by D Mulhern