Some people have all the luck. Not only does Francois Lange supervise a winery in France, he's now the fortunate owner of some 250 U.S. Double Eagles.
Workers at the winery recently began renovating one of the buildings. One of the workers (was) attacking the building's ceiling with a crowbar, says M. Lange, when gold coins started to rain down on him, followed by sacks of gold.
By the time the showers let up, there were 497 gold coins - all minted in the United States between 1851-1928 with a face value of $20.
How they got there, no one knows. Or cares. Current value of the whole stash - just shy of $1 million. M. Lange will keep half for himself, while the workers will split the rest.