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Those Treasure Hunters Just Found $4.5 Million In Gold Coins From 1715 Fleet Wreckage Off Florida's Coast

More good news for a group of Florida treasure hunters.

Shipwreck salvage operation 1715 Fleet Queens Jewels this week announced the discovery of $4.5 million worth of gold coins found off the coast of Vero Beach. 

Crews made part of the find on July 31, the date that marked the 300th anniversary of the sinking of the 1715 fleet. The 11 ships were headed from Havana to Spain when they encountered rough weather near Florida’s coast. Among the discovery were more than 350 gold coins, including nine “Royal” coins meant for the king of Spain. 

What’s perhaps even more impressive: The artifacts were found in 6-foot-deep waters

"We work extremely close to shore, which is surprising to most people," CEO Brent Brisbane told “CBS This Morning.” 

The latest find comes just weeks after the company, which has exclusive rights to the wreckage, announced it recovered 51 gold coins and 40 feet of gold chain off the coast of Fort Pierce. The discovery was estimated to be worth $1 million.

Brisbane told CBS he estimates that there’s another $400 million in treasure still out there.

The company shared a video of the latest discovery on its Facebook page. Watch it, below: 

 
Capitana Royals

Here is video of the 300th Anniversary recoveries. 300 gold coins and 7 royals were found on the 30th and 31st. The rest were recovered subsequently. You can see the pure joy on both Jonah and Bill's faces! Thanks to TBS/TBS-Vision for shooting this video.

Posted by 1715 Fleet - Queens Jewels, LLC on Thursday, August 20, 2015

 


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