Married Couple Becomes Instant Millionare After Discovering Hidden Treasure in Their Own Backyard


We often see successful treasure hunts in movies only, that's why it's very overwhelming to see one in real life. For this middle-aged couple, they were only taking an afternoon walk when they made a massive discovery that changed their lives forever.

On one fateful afternoon, a couple from Sierra, Nevada was walking their dog in their backyard. This has been their daily habit, but little did they know that their lives are about the change. While they are prowling, the middle-aged couple suddenly came upon a stack of treasure! They managed to unearth it by only using a stick.



Upon opening, the husband and wife were shocked to see tin cans filled with gold coins. In the beginning, the golden coins only looked like 'discs covered in dirt.' But when they finally cleaned it, the couple realizes the true value of the ancient coins.

All in all, they were able to excavate about 1,427 gold coins in their backyard. This is a record-breaking feat, since this is the largest sum of ancient coins ever discovered in the United States. According to experts, the golden coins date back to 1847 and 1894.



They waited for two months before revealing their massive discovery. Eventually, the couple decided to allow Don Kagin, a coin dealer, to determine the worth and offer the coins for sale. Today, the coins are worth between $10 million to $540 million.

“It was a very surreal moment. It was very hard to believe at first, I thought any second an old miner with a mule was going to appear."

Instead of keeping all the money to themselves, the couple proved their selflessness by giving back to the community. They used the money to pay off their debts and bills and the rest went to their local charities.



Married Couple Becomes Instant Millionare After Discovering Hidden Treasure in Their Own Backyard Married Couple Becomes Instant Millionare After Discovering Hidden Treasure in Their Own Backyard Reviewed by pinoy patrol on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Rating: 5