They Found a Strange Tin In Their Yard. The Unexpected Surprise In It Would Change Their Life!

This is a story that most people only dream about, but for one Northern California couple it became a reality. It all started when the pair were out getting some fresh air and hiking with their dog on a well worn trail that crossed their property. They had gone down this exact path countless times before but this time something caught their attention.

There appeared to be an old, rusty piece of metal just barely peeking out from the earth. They decided to see what it was and once they started digging they unearthed a rotting tin can that was filled with something heavy. Upon prying it open they were met with an unbelievable sight, inside were solid gold coins in mint condition shining up at them!

The story doesn’t end there. The couple noticed there were more tins close by and those too were filled with gold coins. In total they dug up 8 cans that contained 1,427 gold coins, which amounts to one of the largest treasure hoards ever found in America. The coins were dated from 1847-1894 and the total face value of them (the denominations they were valued at the time) was around $28,000.

However, because the coins were buried in tins and out of circulation they were all found to be in pristine, unscratched, mint condition. Several of them were extremely rare and may have fetched up to a million dollars when they were auctioned off in May of 2014. Experts estimate that their net value would have fetched around $11 million, but the auction was private and the couple wish to continue to remain anonymous.

What a windfall and awesome way to become an automatic millionaire! The couple said in a statement that they plan on paying off some bills before donating most of the money to local charities. What a great way to spread some of their luck and share their newfound wealth!

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She Takes Her Old Toys Then Tapes And Sprays Them Gold. When She’s Finished I Must Do This!

Do you have any old unused items laying around the house that are begging for a new look?  Reuse your old stuff and recycle it into a new, one of a kind, gold lamp.  That is what one woman chose to make with her old action figures, but the alternate possibilities are endless.  Use this video and the technique shown as a guide for creating any type of lamp you want.  As an alternative, try doing a similar project, such as spray-painting animal figurines gold, glue them to wood blocks, and thus make sturdy bookends.

Whatever you decide or desire to make, it will look brand new when you cover it in gold spray-paint.  There is just something special about the metallic finish that makes everything look spectacular and fresh again.

To begin, gather all your supplies including: action figures, spray paint, fine grit sandpaper, craft glue, super glue, painter’s tape, and a lamp.  It is recommended that you prime the lamp first with a coat of white spray paint.  This will give you better coverage and a more even finish when you go over it with the gold spray paint.

Try and choose a lamp that is tall and skinny so that the figurines or items you use stand out more.  Also, harder plastics and materials will be easier to glue and spray paint than rubbery, soft ones.  Cover and tape off the socket end of the lamp, cord part, and any other areas that you do not want painted.  Lightly sand the entire thing, wipe the dust off, and allow it to completely dry.  This will ensure that the glue and paint stick better.

Next, glue all the items or figurines onto the base of the lamp.  Attach them to each other and use the glue to hold them in place.  If needed, tape around them to better keep them in place while the glue sets.  With figurines, the busier the piece the better it will look.  Allow all glue to set and dry for 24 hours, then check and re-glue any loose parts.

Coat with white primer, let it dry, then spray paint the gold on.  Do several coats of each and let them dry in between so the colors look nicer and more even in the end.  Remove the tape, add a lampshade that compliments the piece, screw in the light bulb and enjoy!

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