California couple discover hoard of 19th century coins

A California couple have discovered a major hoard of mint and uncirculated US gold coins dating to the mid to late 19th century near their home in Sacramento.

Gold dollar hoard California
The hoard was discovered near Sacramento in California

The find - referred to as the Saddle Ridge Hoard - is estimated to carry a value of around $10m, making it one of the most significant discoveries of its kind in American history.

It consists of around 1,400 gold dollars ranging in value from $5-20, the majority of which were minted in nearby San Francisco. The original owners of the mysterious hoard remain unknown.  

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