Divers Off Florida’s Coast Found A 300-Year-Old Spanish Shipwreck With $4.5 Million In Gold Coins

Image: Facebook/1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels LLC

In a shallow stretch of water just off the Florida coast, a group of treasure hunters are about to make an incredible find. After all, there on the ocean floor are the relics of a doomed ship that made its last voyage three centuries ago. But just exactly what have they uncovered, lost underwater for so many years?

Image: Facebook/1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels LLC

In July 1715 a fleet of 12 Spanish galleons left Havana, Cuba, destined for Europe. The War of the Spanish Succession had just ended in favor of Philip V, and they were set to be the first vessels to make the crossing in two years.

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