$4.5M of gold recovered from 300-year-old shipwreck in Florida

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Florida’s Treasure Coast has truly earned its name this summer.

Less than a month after a group of treasure hunters uncovered $1 million worth of 60 gold coins from a 300-year-old shipwreck off of Florida’s coast, they announced a second discovery of over 350 gold coins from the same site

Except this one’s worth a whopping $4.5 million

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Image: 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels, LLC

Florida company Queen Jewels made the monumental discovery on July 31, which also happened to mark the 300th anniversary of a shipwreck of 11 Spanish ships that sank that day in 1715.

Previous excavations have turned up other important pieces from the shipwreck, giving the region of the Florida coastline its name. This one, however, was a big one. Read more…

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