CA couple finds $10M in buried treasure on their property

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POSTED: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:28am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:34am

A husband and wife are reveling in their good fortune after finding 10 million dollars in rare gold coins buried on their property in northern California.

The gold country discovery is thought to be the largest of its kind in U.S. history.

The people in Auburn and Gold Country love to celebrate a major find and this latest uncovering of buried treasure is no exception.

An unidentified couple walking their dog found the more than 1400 coins next to a tree on their property in an undisclosed location a year ago. The coins date back to the mid to late 1800s and are in perfect mint condition.

The coins are being kept at yet another undisclosed location.

Why so many secrets? The couple doesn't want to be bombarded with prospectors.

Larry Manger, of Big Valley Metal Detectors, believes the discovery could be good for his business - as gold fever spikes every time there's a big find.

The couple plans to sell most of the coins on, but will keep some of them to pass through the family as a memento. 

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