Sunday, 6 September 2015

Florida treasure hunters find $4.5M in lost gold

A team of treasure hunters scouring the waters off Florida last month recovered a $4.5 million bounty of gold coins – including several made for the king of Spain, Philip V, in the early 1700s.

The find – made July 30 and 31 off the coast of Vero Beach -- was announced Wednesday by Bret Brisben, captain of the S/V Capitana. Brisben and his crew reportedly found 350 gold coins, nine of which are known as Royals and valued at $300,000 apiece.
Brisben’s find comes a month after one of his subcontractors, Eric Schmitt, found 52 gold coins worth more than $1 million. Schmitt found the gold while diving about 150 feet off the coast of Fort Pierce in Florida during his yearly treasure-hunting trip with his wife, his sister and his parents.
"It resonates with everybody -- every demographic, young and old, rich and poor," Brisben told the newspaper. "People freak out that we're literally 10-15 feet off the beach in 2-3 feet of water."




See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2015/07/treasure-from-1715-flagship-capitana.html
See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2015/07/treasures-from-atocha-for-auction.html
See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/09/the-san-miguel-lost-1715-treasure-fleet.html


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