Florida Treasure Hunters Find $4.5M In Lost Gold
A group of treasure hunters off Florida's east coast found $4.5 million in lost gold coins from a 300-year-old Spanish shipwreck.By Christian Bryant | August 19, 2015
You can't quite understand what he's saying in the video, but you'd probably be pretty excited too if you found $4.5 million in gold coins from a centuries-old shipwreck.
In July, Brent Brisben and his team at 1715 Fleet - Queens Jewels, LLC recovered 350 gold coins in shallow water off Florida's east coast. The name of his company is actually taken from the Spanish shipwreck that put the coins there in the first place.
300 years ago, a hurricane destroyed a Spanish fleet of 11 galleons headed for Spain from Cuba. The ships had hundreds of gold coins on board, including nine "Royals," which were specifically made for Philip V, then king of Spain. The Royals are priced at $300,000 apiece.