Featured Question with Forrest: Gold Coins

Forrest Fenn's gold coinsThanks Forrest.Β  I was wondering about the Gold Coins in the chest. Did you have these in a collection before putting them in the chest or did you gather these specifically for the chest? ~x


I had gold coins for sale in my gallery because they made great gifts. Gold changes in value every minute around the clock so I kept my eye on what was happening internationally, and tried to buy when the price was down. It took me ten years to amass the hundreds of gold nuggets that are in the treasure chest. Many were obtained at gun shows where I always paid too much for them. f


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61 Responses

  1. Iron Will says:

    FIRST! I should get a gold coin for this! πŸ˜›

  2. Jenny Kile says:

    I know this poem, Iron Will…..that if followed precisely…..will give you many! πŸ™‚

  3. It would be cool (a thrill) to find gold nuggets laying on the ground like arrowheads.

  4. Project Why says:

    “Hundreds of gold nuggets”??

    And those along with all the gold coins, …..not to mention everything else in there, …..and a jar with his autobiography, …..how in the heck did you fit all that stuff in there Forrest? Are you sure that box is only 10x10x5 inches and made of bronze? Are you sure it’s not made of latex? πŸ™‚

  5. diana says:

    Happy St. Patty’s Day Mr. Forrest Fenn!

  6. William says:

    I’m still trying to find a arrowhead in my location! I try to stay away from gun shows cause I can’t seem to say NO!

  7. JC1117 says:

    Thanks…AGAIN…Jenny and Forrest…and question asker person. Personally, I find great pleasure in clicking on the picture of the gold coins just to make it go BIGGER on my chromebook screen. Actual size? πŸ™‚ Y’all should try it. I find it very therapeutic.

  8. Geydelkon says:

    I never held a gold coin, I wonder what’s it like.

    • Anna says:

      Geydelkon, I’ve owned just one small gold coin, a quarter krugerrand strung on a necklace. It was stolen by a hotel maid. She must have needed the money. It would be a blast to look through the different coins, dates etc.

    • Mark J says:

      My grandfather used to carry a $20 gold coin in a small change purse in his pocket. He took it everywhere with him. That is the one item of his that I wish I had.

  9. Anna says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day Mr. Fenn,
    Top of the evening to you. I hope you enjoyed a pastrami sandwich with green sour kraut today!

    Thanks for hiding such a generous pot of gold coins. I wish myself the luck of the Irish and hope to thank your green eyes in person one day;)

  10. astree says:


    Anybody know what’s wrong with this picture (besides being a day late) ? πŸ™‚


    Last letter of each sentence in Forrest’s reply … mnts ..buy a vowel


  11. chicagodave says:

    I’m not sure if Mr. Fenn follows along here, and/or if there’s a formal avenue to pose these questions regarding the treasure search. But my question would be:

    Have the rules of capitalization been properly followed throughout the entire poem?

    • Jenny Kile says:

      Hi Chicagodave, I will send your question along. Many people send questions through the contact form above, but really any way a question reaches me is fine. πŸ™‚

      I would like to say, I send all questions I receive to him. However, Forrest is the one who decides to answer or not….. I have nothing to do with it. If he has answer to a question that has been sent to him for all of us to share in his answer (which sometimes allows him to say a little more than he might otherwise do)…..I post it here.

      Thanks for your question. Best of luck with the Chase or whatever you seek!

    • Mark J says:

      My guess is that his answer will be “I am not familiar with the rules of capitalization.” But that is just my guess.

  12. Jdiggins says:

    Changes every minute around the clock… πŸ™‚
    Just like my mind! Tee hee!

  13. Project Why says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if “Brown” was not supposed to be capitalized.

    Ouch!! πŸ™‚

  14. Carolyn says:

    IMO, if he capitalized it, it is supposed to be capitalized.
    Wouldn’t it be awesome if when we were close to the chest, there would be a trail of gold coins to lead you to it? A gold blaze. So much fun!

  15. Belle says:

    I think being gold is a wise investment.

  16. ARGUS33 says:

    Personally, I would like to ask Mr. Fenn whether or not the CLUES are all within the mapped out playing field from Too Far To Walk.

  17. Belle says:

    Opps, Buying Gold not being gold…

  18. Chris Clark says:

    I am wondering if it is possible that someone has found the treasure and just not said anything to anyone. Just how sure is Forrest that it is still there?

    • Iron Will says:

      You just have to believe Chris…..that’s all it takes.

      • chris clark says:

        The Blaze is on AND in the earth. He put it there himself 5 years ago The question is, he has stated that he knows for a fact that people have been within 50 ft of it. Does he know for a FACT that nobody has found it. OR is he just hypothesizing that since no one has come forward that it is still there. This is life changing for most people. Including me. My lady and I WILL spend $4,000.00 on a trip of course we will enjoy it no matter what. But leading us to belief that it is still there when maybe it is not is NOT acceptable. DOES HE KNOW FOR A FACT THAT IT IS STILL THERE. YES OR NO. YES OR NO. It IS possible that someone found it 30 days or less after he put it there. It might have been gone for YEARS. What does he know FOR FACT.Of course I want to get out from behind the desk. Even if just for a little while and of course I will enjoy it. I just dont want to be led by the nose into something that is known not to exist and I hope that Forrest has the truth within him not to allow that to happen to anyone EVEN if it means they get out of the house. IS IT STILL THERE. YES or NO.

      • John G says:

        Iron Will,

        I asked Forrest in a email several months ago if he would tell everyone if the treasure was found. He replied within 10 min. and he told me he would and that is good enough for me. How would he know,? A simple homing device either in or under the chest. Move the chest and he will know. With respect to the 4k you plan on spending–don’t forget that the thrill is in the chase. For what it’s worth, I have dropped 12k on 3 trips and am looking again in July.

  19. chicagodave says:

    If it helps… when I find the treasure, I’m going to leave SOME of it behind. At least a gold coin or two. So the next person won’t come away completely emptyhanded…

  20. Okay guys who’s got the gold? Somebody better come forward.

    • JC1117 says:

      β€œAll that is gold does not glitter,
      Not all those who wander are lost;
      The old that is strong does not wither,
      Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

      From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
      A light from the shadows shall spring;
      Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
      The crownless again shall be king.”

      ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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