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$10M Gold Coin Hoard Found in Yard May Have Been Stolen From Mint
Abc ^ | 3/4/14 | By DINA ABOU SALEM and BILL MCGUIRE

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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WHAT a surprise!!


1 posted on 03/04/2014 11:01:21 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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.


2 posted on 03/04/2014 11:03:55 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I KNEW the government would get it from them. I knew it! I knew it!

Shovel, stash and STFU, Dummies!


3 posted on 03/04/2014 11:04:01 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

It’s California. They’re going to prison.


4 posted on 03/04/2014 11:04:16 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Guess they were not satisfied with only taking half.


5 posted on 03/04/2014 11:04:25 AM PST by SouthParkRepublican
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

But of course!


6 posted on 03/04/2014 11:04:39 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I’m from the government and I’m here to help.


7 posted on 03/04/2014 11:05:10 AM PST by thorvaldr
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To: unixfox

I figured the government would find some way to confiscate the find.


8 posted on 03/04/2014 11:05:41 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Fools...

9 posted on 03/04/2014 11:05:46 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

No, no. All they have to do is prove that they aren’t stolen and they get to keep them. /s


10 posted on 03/04/2014 11:06:18 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: bigbob

Yep,I see the state and the feds stiffing around for some free cash!


11 posted on 03/04/2014 11:06:20 AM PST by plainshame
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To: thorvaldr
I’m from the government and I’m here to help myself to anything you have that I may want.

There, fixed it for ya. ;-)
12 posted on 03/04/2014 11:06:43 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Stolen property is stolen property. It doesn’t become someone else’e property simply because they discover it where the thief stashed it.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 11:06:45 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: bigbob

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%.


14 posted on 03/04/2014 11:06:47 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: thorvaldr

I’m from the government and I’m here to help myself.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 11:07:01 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 11:07:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 11:08:02 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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...


18 posted on 03/04/2014 11:09:03 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Sherman Logan

pit was stolen 115 years ago...there are statutes of limitations


19 posted on 03/04/2014 11:10:02 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Mooch saw the coins and came up with an idea for a new necklace and matching bracelet.


20 posted on 03/04/2014 11:10:05 AM PST by Vinnie
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