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Gold Treasure Offers Warning
February 27, 2014

The treasure trove of gold coins discovered in eight canisters in California has the world buzzing – as it should.

But the present good fortune of the finders and the excitement among the general public could be built on prior misfortune.

We do not know who stashed away the 1,427 gold coins with a face value of $27,980.

What we do know is that whoever it was did not reclaim the coins, nor did the hoarder’s heirs.

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About the Author
David C. Harper has been a coin collector since 1963. He joined the Krause Publications editorial staff in 1978 and is currently editor of Numismatic News and World Coin News. He also edits two books annually, North American Coins & Prices and Coin Digest. He is the author of the Class of '63 column that runs each week in Numismatic News. His first bylined numismatic article appeared in the June 1971 issue of Coins Magazine and his various Krause Publications assignments included a stint as editor of the magazine 1980-1983. Harper received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977. He had a double major of journalism and economics.

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