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fake $5 piece turned out to be genuine
April 25, 2018 03:49PM
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'It's like finding a Picasso at a garage sale': 'Fake' coin from California Gold Rush is actually REAL and worth MILLIONS and its owner had no idea

A rare $5 coin from the California Gold Rush has been found in New England
Its owner thought it was fake but the coin is actually worth millions
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation authenticated it and identified it as one of four surviving 1854 special coins produced by the San Francisco Mint
The owner wishes to remain anonymous and has not said where he found it

By Mollie Cahillane For Dailymail.com

Published: 15:11, 25 April 2018 | Updated: 16:37, 25 April 2018


An incredibly rare coin from the California Gold Rush is worth millions - and its owner didn't have a clue.

The San Francisco Mint produced fewer than 300 special edition $5 coins, and it was thought that only three survived.

The anonymous owner of the discovered fourth coin believed the piece to be fake, as did multiple coin dealers.
Re: fake $5 piece turned out to be genuine
April 25, 2018 05:17PM
That's a cool story! Thanks for sharing.
Re: fake $5 piece turned out to be genuine
April 25, 2018 06:04PM
That would go well with a 43 copper penny.

Good thing the gent didn't unload as a fake for some cheap price.

Wonder how the gent came into the coin?
Reckon he dug it ?

And notice the one stolen, someone may have it and not have a dlue to its value.

Or sold it for way less than what it was worth due to ignorance.
Re: fake $5 piece turned out to be genuine
April 25, 2018 08:05PM
WOW!
Re: fake $5 piece turned out to be genuine
April 26, 2018 02:43PM
Reminds me of the monster ring found at the shore....lots of stones and real dark color fellow almost threw away as had no markings...Turned out to be a valuable foreign gold ring.
Re: fake $5 piece turned out to be genuine
April 28, 2018 11:53AM
indian jewelery has no markings i understand from lucky finders
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