It may sound like a fairy tale with pirates, kings and queens, but we assure you the news is as real as it can be. A Florida treasure hunter uncovered $4.5 million-worth Spanish gold coins on the coast of the Vero Beach, on July 31st, the anniversary of the shipwreck.
The incredible news was made public through the Twitter account of the treasure hunting company Queen Jewels, which was accompanied by a thousand words-worth picture showcasing the shiny coins. The team of treasure hunters was supervised by the CEO of the company, Brent Brisben.
According to his official declaration, the treasure belongs to 11 Spanish ships which sank on July 31st, 1715. Brisben has been delighted that the treasure was uncovered at precisely 300 years after the shipwreck. He believes his team has, thus, contributed to the commemoration of the famous 11 Spanish ships.
People might be tempted to think that it is impossible to find a similar treasure along the coastline, but Brisben states the opposite. He told the press that he and his co-workers have found the gold coins in shallow water that is only 4 to 6 feet deep. The company has documented the moment by registering a video showing the divers as they take the gold coins out of the water.
Before you gather your friends and start scanning the waters of Florida, there are still a few things you need to know about treasure hunting. According to the CEO, all the goods that are unearthed or uncovered on the shore belong to the finder, but the rights for all the treasures that are found in deep water belong to Queen Jewels.
The recent treasure he has discovered contains 350 gold coins that are all worth $4.5 million. There are also nine Royal gold coins, which are extremely valuable because they were ordered by King of Spain, Phillip V. One single gold coin is worth $300,000, according to the details that the CEO has provided us with.
Searching for treasures may be a difficult endeavor, but it sure pays off. Brisben’s company is entitled to the entire custody of the treasure, except for the 20% of the uncovered coins which pertain to the state of Florida. Those coins will be displayed in the Tallahassee museum, according to authorities’ declarations.
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