Updated:SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. —
A California couple who found $10 million worth of buried gold coins may not be so lucky after all.
The couple found the mint condition coins on their property while hiking a few months ago.
Turns out, the coins may have been stolen from the U.S. Mint in 1900, according the San Francisco Chronicle. That would make the coins property of the U.S. government.
The coins are mostly circulated and in mint condition, and add up in face value to $27,000.
A local collector found an old newspaper article on a gold heist from the San Francisco Mint in 1900 -- it was worth nearly the same amount.