U.S. Mint: $10 Million Gold Coin Hoard Probably Not From 1901 Heist

U.S. Mint: $10 Million Gold Coin Hoard Probably Not From 1901 Heist

When rusty cans filled with uncirculated gold coins show up seemingly out of nowhere, people are going to ask questions. Then they’ll come up with their own answers. When one amateur historian speculated that the massive hoard of gold coins found in California could have come from a 1901 inside theft at the United States Mint, it captured the public’s imagination. Mostly because that would mean the couple would have to surrender the entire find to the U.S. government. [More]

Couple Goes For A Hike, Finds $10 Million Hoard Of Gold Coins

Couple Goes For A Hike, Finds $10 Million Hoard Of Gold Coins

Imagine that you were hiking on your property and saw the rusty old can pictured at left. Me, I’d probably grumble about previous generations’ approach to trash disposal and pick the can up to throw it away. When a California couple saw a can sticking out of the ground, they checked it out…noticing that it had a lid. What could be inside? Not century-old creamed corn. [More]