WATCH, Treasure Hunters Find 350 Rare Gold Coins Valued $4.5M

Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:43:02

Florida treasure hunters find $4.5million in rare Spanish coins 300 years after fleet of ships sank in hurricane en route to Cuba.

In 1715 a hurricane tossed 11 treasure-laden Spanish galleons to bits.350 gold coins were found off Vero Beach, Florida on July 30, 300 years to the day they sank. Haul includes 9 rare royal eight escudos, being taken to King of Spain.

on that time they want send the treasure to the King of Spain, according to Brent Brisben. His company, 1715 Fleet - Queens Jewels, owns the rights to the wreckage.

Only 20 such coins were known to exist prior to the recovery of the nine royals, Brisben said.