A very lucky, anonymous couple in California discovered rare gold coins in their backyard, reports NPR's The Two Way.

The estimated value for the bounty comes in at a staggering $10M. The couple, "John and Mary," found eight cans buried on their Sierra Nevada land. Apparently, they walked by one visible can on many occasions, but only decided to investigate recently. Good thing that they did. Their amateur archeology dig resulted in 1,427 old gold coins, the most valuable of which is an "1866-S No Motto Double Eagle." 

John and Mary plan on donating some of their new fortune to charity, keeping some of the coins and selling the rest. The moral of this story: Don't bury your children's inheritance and then forget about it so that two strangers can find it over a hundred years later and then laugh all the way to the bank.

[via NPR]