6 Astonishing Coin Finds in Ordinary Places Worth Over $1000K

Finding valuable coins in unexpected places is thrilling! Here are six amazing coin findings valued over $1000K found in everyday places 

The couple walking their dog in California's Gold Country unearthed a gold coin treasure in 2013. Hidden beneath a tree were cans with 1847–1894 coins. Over $10 million lay in the Saddle Ridge Hoard.  

The Saddle Ridge Hoard

During WWII, the U.S. Mint produced few steel pennies due to copper shortages. However, some copper coins were accidentally made. A Massachusetts child finds a rare 1943 copper penny in his lunch money in 2019. Estimates exceeded $1.7 million.  

The 1943 Copper Penny  

Goldsmith Ephraim Brasher minted Doubloons in 1787. In 2011, a New York City waste collector found one of these rare coins while cleaning out a deceased relative's home. Nearly $7 million coin auctioned.  

Brasher Doubloon  

The five 1913 Liberty Head nickels are sought by collectors. In 2013, a North Carolina family unearthed a rare nickel in a closet after inheriting their grandfather's coin collection. About $3 million was paid for this coin.  

The 1913 Walton Liberty Head Nickel  

Most 1933 $20 Double Eagle gold coins were burned by the Gold Reserve Act. Some avoided annihilation. One of these coins sold for over $7.5 million in 2002 after a Philadelphia jeweler found it in a safety deposit box.  

The 1933 Double Eagle  

The British metal detectorist unearthed a 1,000-year-old Viking silver coin and jewelry trove in 2015. Found were 600 coins and other items worth £1 million ($1.3 million).  

The Viking Hoard  


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