Coins from the famous Wells Fargo Gold Hoard! One of the finest U.S. gold hoards ever discovered. The coins were hidden and stored in sealed bags since 1917 for more than 50 years. These coins survived many significant events in American history including the gold confiscation which began in 1933 per President Franklin D. Roosevelt's executive order. In the 1970s these coins were then sorted, inventoried and resealed until 1996. Though the seller is not known, the buyer is, who signed a confidentiality agreement which would protect the previous owners. This meeting between owner and purchaser took place at an undisclosed Wells Fargo bank in Nevada. The coins were stored in the same facility that thousands of silver dollars were held during the 1960s and 1970s. Though Wells Fargo never owned these coins at any point in history, their name is used for the pedigree because of where the coins were stored and the location of the agreement.