What If You Find a Gold Coin?

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There may be Gold Coins in Them Thar Hills!

What if you find buried treasure?  A gold coin? A couple in California’s Gold Country went out on a hike with their dogs.  This couple had a favorite hiking trail that they had enjoyed routinely for years. One day they noticed an old rusty can sticking out of the ground, and, being curious, they took a stick and poked at it. The can came loose from the ground and the couple pulled it out to look at it.

The couple was shocked to find that inside the can were what appeared to be gold coins. The couple continued to dig in the area where they had found the rusty can and found a total of 5 cans full of gold coins. The couple stashed their find in their packs, and quickly made it back to their home.  After doing extensive research, they found a coin expert to help them figure out what exactly they had. The couple took their find to a coin expert in the Sierra Gold Country.

Saddle Ridge Hoard Gold Coin Collection

The coin expert identified these coins as uncirculated United States gold coins from the 1800’s. The word uncirculated means that these gold coins were released to the public but not intended for general circulation (i.e. not used for money although it has an actual value). This collection of coins is called the Saddle Ridge Hoard.

Sierra Coin: Experts in Gold Coin Identification

If you find anything that resembles gold or silver, don’t hesitate to contact Larry Demangate at Sierra Coin (775-673-1011) for help identifying it. Larry has been collecting and dealing with gold coins since 1967 and is an expert in gold and silver coins and bullion. Larry has been a member of the American Numismatic Association for over 30 years as well as  a founding member of the Reno Coin Club. The Reno Coin Club has been in existence for over 30 years. Larry has been an expert witness in court within Nevada and California. Larry is an honest, knowledgeable expert  who will provide you with the information that you need.