Not too long ago, a bunch of old U.S. gold coins were dug up in a California couple’s backyard.
One of the coins — an 1874 $20 Double Eagle — fetched a reported $15,000 at auction.
All told, roughly 1,400 coins were unearthed, which are expected to pull in over $10 million when the dust settles.
Bidding for the most expensive coin, an 1866-S Double Eagle without the “In God We Trust” motto, started at $1.2 million.
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