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More than half of rare gold coins found in California sold
More than half of rare gold coins found in California sold

Gold fever has spread as enthusiasts of the Saddle Ridge Hoard, the circa-1800s U.S. coins found last year in a Sierra Nevada family's property, purchased more than half of the cache in less than 72 hours.  Kagin's Inc. and Amazon have sold 731 pieces from the collection since 9 p.m. Tuesday. The historic trove, called one of the greatest unearthed finds, originally contained 1,427 pieces.  One sold for $65,000, and some buyers are snagging multiple coins with $5, $10 and $20 double-eagle denominations. An 1874 $20 Double Eagle coin was auctioned for $15,000 Tuesday at the Old Mint in San Francisco, where many of the coins were struck.  "We're...

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