U.S. divers uncovered $4.5 million worth of treasure from the days of Spanish exploration back in July. A crew searching off the Florida coast scooped up 350 gold coins lost in a 1715 shipwreck. Florida Today claims nine of the pieces known as “Royals” were crafted for Spain’s King Philip V and are valued at $300,000 each.
Coins and other treasures that could be worth over $400 million remained on the sea floor amid the wreckage of 11 ships sunken while traveling from Havana, Cuba to Spain in 1715 according to a report. More than 1,000 people died in the incident where the treasures were found.
Queen Jewels, LLC holds the salvage rights to the wreckage. Brent Brisben, one of the company’s owners, led the divers that came upon the treasure. They also discovered another treasure worth $1 million in the area earlier this year.
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