5 Astonishing Coin Finds in Ordinary Places Worth Over $500K

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Discoveries of valuable coins in ordinary places have captured the public's imagination and highlighted the hidden treasures that can be found in the most unexpected of locations. 

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1. The Saddle Ridge Hoard

In 2013, a couple walking their dog on their property in California stumbled upon a cache of over 1,400 gold coins buried in old, rusty cans. Dating from 1847 to 1894, this hoard was valued at over $10 million.  

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2. The Hoxne Hoard 

In 1992, a man using a metal detector in a field in Suffolk, England, discovered the Hoxne Hoard, a cache of over 15,000 Roman silver and gold coins from the 4th and 5th centuries, along with gold jewelry and silver tableware. 

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3. The Staffordshire Hoard 

In 2009, a metal detectorist found the Staffordshire Hoard in a field in Staffordshire, England. This collection of over 3,500 items is the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork ever found.  

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4. The Declaration of Independence Coin 

In 2018, a teenager found a rare 1792 Birch Cent in a box of coins he inherited from his grandfather. Initially unaware of its value, further research revealed it to be one of the first coins struck by the newly established U.S. Mint, with an estimated value of over $1 million. 

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5. The Black Swan Project 

In 2018, a teenager found a rare 1792 Birch Cent in a box of coins he inherited from his grandfather. Initially unaware of its value, further research revealed it to be one of the first coins struck by the newly established U.S. Mint, with an estimated value of over $1 million. 

These remarkable finds, from the depths of the ocean to the soil of rural fields, remind us that history and fortune can be hidden in plain sight, waiting to be uncovered by the most unexpected discoverers.  

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