San Francisco-Minted “Granite Lady Hoard”
Type-I $20 Gold Now Available
by Adam Crum
It was April 18, 1906 and the thriving international city of San Francisco was beginning the hustle and bustle of a what probably seemed like just another beautiful crisp spring morning in the “City by the Bay.” However, Mother Nature had something else in store. A massive magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocked the northern west coast of the Golden State, and the aftermath over the following three days must have been a living hell. This beautiful city had experienced devastating fires before; in fact, in its early Gold Rush days, this rapidly expanding and thriving city burned almost completely five separate times between 1849 to 1852.