Dan and Laura Dotson, the people behind the hit show “Storage Wars,” found a real life treasure in one of their storage lockers. “Storage Wars” is a show about storage locker auctions in which anyone can purchase the locker and it’s contents. The Dotson’s discovered a 200-year-old pirate’s chest in a locker located in Contra Costa County, CA after the locker was auctioned off! Read more about the real life treasure after the jump.


The people behind “Storage Wars” just stumbled upon their most incredible discovery yet — a real-life pirates’ chest that’s at least 200 years old … containing half a mil in gold doubloons

Dan and Laura Dotson came across the stash inside a foreclosed storage locker at an auction in Contra Costa County, CA — which they sold off to one lucky bastard for just over a grand.

The Dotsons discovered the pirates booty after auctioning off the locker — a small treasure an expert described as “Pieces of Eight Spanish Gold,” dating anywhere between the 16th and 19th century.

According to one source, the coin box was so heavy … it took 3 people to move it out of storage.

We’re told an appraisal expert valued the collection at around $500,000. Yo ho ho!