Skip to comments.$10M Gold Coin Hoard Found in Yard May Have Been Stolen From Mint
Posted on 03/04/2014 11:01:21 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda
$10M Gold Coin Hoard Found in Yard May Have Been Stolen From Mint
A California couple who found a stash of buried gold coins valued at $10 million may not be so lucky after all. The coins may have been stolen from the US Mint in 1900 and thus be the property of the government, according to a published report.
The San Francisco Chronicle's website reported that a search of the Haithi Trust Digital Library provided by Northern California fishing guide Jack Trout, who is also a historian and collector of rare coins, turned up the news of the theft.
The California couple, who have not been identified, spotted the edge of an old can on a path they had hiked many times before several months ago. Poking at the can was the first step in uncovering a buried treasure of rare coins estimated to be worth $10 million.
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I’ve made a note to myself, that if I ever fine $10M worth of old gold coins buried in the ground, to keep my mouth shut about it.
I KNEW the government would get it from them. I knew it! I knew it!
Shovel, stash and STFU, Dummies!
It’s California. They’re going to prison.
Guess they were not satisfied with only taking half.
But of course!
I’m from the government and I’m here to help.
I figured the government would find some way to confiscate the find.
No, no. All they have to do is prove that they aren’t stolen and they get to keep them. /s
Yep,I see the state and the feds stiffing around for some free cash!
Stolen property is stolen property. It doesn’t become someone else’e property simply because they discover it where the thief stashed it.
They made the calculation that
numismatic value - taxes > value of gold bullion - no taxes.
However, they didn’t bargain that the “taxes” would be 100%.
I’m from the government and I’m here to help myself.
If I had lived in California and found it, I would have gotten a moving van and an attorney in the state I was fleeing to.
LOL! I would not doubt it, and I’m serious. I read an article where they were thinking of charging them because they did not immediately report the find. It was probably just an attempt by the Marxists to steal it until they came up with this “theft” stuff, but it would not surprise me in the least if charges are brought against them.
I said to my son when I first read this....the zer0 government’s gonna claim it somehow. better to melt it into ingots and lose the numismatic value than lose the whole thing...
pit was stolen 115 years ago...there are statutes of limitations
Mooch saw the coins and came up with an idea for a new necklace and matching bracelet.
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