1. Royal one
This particular day, a miner from Australia had no idea it would become one of the most memorable in his life.
He was just sifting through a bucket of stones when he saw something unusual: one of the stones was gleaming. Years later, he found out it was a $ 3 million rare black opal. After much deliberation, the royal one was named after it.
2. Whale's Vomit
In 2012, Charlie Naysmith, then 8 years old, discovered this priceless and extremely uncommon specimen of whale vomit. In fact, after doing some research on Google, it turned out to be an ambergris (also known as whale vomit) he found on the beach. It has a market value of $63,000 and is mostly employed in the perfume manufacturing process.
3. Wall of coins
The finding of a wall of coins began as a routine local kids' game in Pennsylvania. When the kids found some old pennies tucked away in a crack in the wall, they went to tell their parents so they could find out who had broken it. Ordinary coins worth $ 8500 were worth more than $ 200000.
There are also golden nuggets in the form of
A lucky farmer was out and about in the countryside when he used a metal detector to uncover gold nuggets hiding in the ground. He dug for a while and eventually came up with 5.5 kg of gold. That was valued $ 315,000 at the time it was purchased. Indeed, no one has a clue as to the exact time.
Artefacts made of gold
Terry Harbert had a very lucky month in 2009, and he'll always remember it. He spotted some gold in the land he was moving with a metal detector. He eventually discovered that the area had 244 gold pieces valued millions of dollars.
6. Gold coins tucked away in plain sight
When a couple in north-central California were walking their dog in their backyard in February 2013, they came across a rusted can that appeared to have been abandoned for some time. They immediately called the authorities. They dug it up and discovered a hoard of 1427 gold coins, totaling $ 31,000 in value. The coins ranged in date from 1847 to 1894.
7. Rare copy of independence declaration document
1989 saw a painter buy some ordinary paint without knowing it had some treasure which would dramatically change his life in the following years Rare and authentic, it was a July 4th, 1776 first edition copy of the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. About the end, it brought in $ 2.4 million when it was sold.
8. Hoxne Hoard
A British farmer named Peter Whatling enlisted the aid of a metal detector-wielding friend to search for a misplaced hammer.
A wooden box filled with jewelry and coins worth $ 15 million was discovered instead of the hammer during their hunt. In the British Museum, it was mated brought and he won the award he shared with his companion.
9. Gold bars in a tank
When Nick Mead bought a tank on eBay in 2017, he and his friend Todd Chamberlain set out to fix it up and get it back to its original operating state. When they got the tanker open, they discovered € 2 million worth of gold bars.
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