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The Old San Francisco Mint auctioned some rare gold coins found by a California couple on their property. The collection is estimated to be worth $11 million. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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AP (Feb. 25, 2014) A couple stumbled across a canister of 1,400 gold coins in California's Sierra foothills. They asked to remain anonymous, but the rare, mint condition coins date from 1847-1894 and could go for a ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (Feb. 26, 2014) A California couple was walking their dog when they discovered $10 million worth of gold coins buried on their property. Deborah Gembara reports.
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Reuters - Light News Video Online (Aug. 20, 2015) After discovering a trove of $4.5 million worth of Spanish gold coins 300 years to the day a fleet of ships sunk in a hurricane, the salvage owner says "there is an energy that pervades these ... watch video
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