Diver Finds $1 Million in Coins off Florida Coast

Gold Coins Treasure Hunt

Eric Schmitt has found a $1 million worth of gold coins and chains from the Spanish ship 1715 Fleet that shipwrecked off the coast of Ft. Pierce, Florida on July 31, 1715.

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The star of the haul was an extremely rare coin known as a “Tricentennial Royal” minted in 1715, includes 51 coins and 40 feet of gold chains. It had been underwater since a fleet of Spanish ships foundered during a hurricane along Florida’s Treasure Coast 300 years ago, Schmitt said.

The excited diver documented the moment he discovered the lost treasure in the video below.

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