Discoveries of Gold and Silver Encourage Us All to Keep Hunting for Precious Metals

Keep looking! Gold and other precious metals are still out there waiting to be discovered. If you doubt it, here are some stories that should make you think again...

Lost Gold

 Close-up photo of the 4" long hairpin that once belonged to Catherine De Medici and was found while excavating a latrine at Fontainebleau. Credit: AP.

Close-up photo of the 4" long hairpin that once belonged to Catherine De Medici and was found while excavating a latrine at Fontainebleau. Credit: AP.

When workers were restoring the Fontainebleau Palace near Paris last year, they found a gold hairpin stuck in a drainpipe. Markings on the pin showed that it had belonged to Catherine de’ Medici, the Queen of France, back in the 16th century. It had apparently remained hidden there for nearly 500 years. The message is that gold items can be hiding in sink traps, drains and pipes. Source: “10 Archeological Discoveries Found in Strange Places,” listverse.com

Rare Coins Hidden in an Old House

About 10 years ago a man who was helping to clean out an abandoned house in Pennsylvania noticed a hole in a wall. He investigated further, broke the wall open, and found a cache of hidden rare coins worth about $200,000. Source: “7 Times People Found Money in Bizarre Places,” mashable.com

Gold in Nature

A Canadian man who was visiting Scotland earlier this year thought it would be fun to learn to pan for gold, so he signed up for a class. During his very first lesson, he reached into a stream and pulled out a gold nugget weighing about 18 grams, worth about $14,000 Canadian. It proves that gold can still be found in streams and mineral deposits, so don’t stop looking. Source: “Canadian Guy Called Only John Makes `Major Discovery’ in Scotland,” the Huffington Post Canada.

Buried Treasures

 One of the cans filled with gold coins from the Saddle Ridge Hoard © Kagin's Inc. 2014. All Rights Reserved.

One of the cans filled with gold coins from the Saddle Ridge Hoard © Kagin's Inc. 2014. All Rights Reserved.

A couple in California found $1.1 million worth of gold coins buried in their back yard recently. They were all minted between 1847 and 1894 and fetched their owners quite a bit of money. Source: “7 Times People Found Money in Bizarre Places,” mashable.com

And over in England, a man who was helping his cousin learn to use a metal detector at their family’s farm turned up a cache of 9,213 Roman coins that were worth about $425,000. Source: “7 Times People Found Money in Bizarre Places,” mashable.com

What Will You Find?

Perhaps it is not so surprising that it is still possible to find valuable quantities of gold and other precious metals. If you come across something and don’t know what it is, give us a call at 800-426-2344. We’ll explain how you can make significant money by recycling your gold discoveries with us.

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