In all, 497 gold coins were unearthed,
with the majority literally raining down upon the workers who were busy
renovating the building. Minted between 1851 and 1928, the coins have a
face value marking of $20 each. However, together they are now worth an
estimated $980,000, according to AFP.
Lange says he will keep half of the money for himself, while
splitting half with the workers who made the discovery. No one knows for
sure who placed the coins in the building, but AFP reports the building
was previously owned by a wine producer in the 1930s.
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