US couple find rare gold coins worth $10m in garden

A California couple found a stash of rare gold coins worth more than $10 million (£6 million) as they walked their dog in their garden.

The couple found the coins as they walked their dog at their California home. Credit: Reuters

The 1,427 gold pieces, dating from 1847 to 1894, were discovered buried in eight metal cans on the couple's property in April last year.

The pair are choosing to remain anonymous to stop people descending on their property in the search for more gold, a representative said.

Some of the coins could fetch as much as one million dollars apiece. Credit: Reuters

Some of the rarest coins could sell for as much as £1 million dollars (£600,000) apiece, a coin expert claimed.

The couple who found the coins have decided to remain anonymous. Credit: Reuters