#15 10 million dollars in gold coins
As I sit here and type this I’m tempted to go and dig up my own back yard. A Californian couple were walking their dog on their property when they saw a top of a rusty canister sticking out of the ground. The canister contained a bunch of gold discs which they took home where they discovered that the discs were well preserved $20 gold coins dating back to 1890s. They discovered seven more cans containing 1,427 coins with a face value of $27,980. After seeking help to restore the coins and evaluate them, it was learned that they were worth about US$10 million.