Bakersfield, California -
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 US history.
Tom Barela lives in gold country and finds an occasional nugget now and then.
He bought a new metal detector today.
The newly disclosed buried treasure find is very much on his mind. $10 million dollars worth of gold coins found in these dilapidated metal canisters somewhere in gold country.
An unidentified couple walking their dog found the more than 1,400 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 Amazon.com, but will keep some of them to pass through the family as a memento.
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