A family of treasure hunters from Florida found a treasure worth over a million dollars – for the third time in a row
A family of treasure hunters from the U.S. state of Florida is lifted from the bottom of the Atlantic, the treasure worth more than a million dollars, reports Reuters. Moreover, according to The Local, this happens for the third time.
The find was made back in June, but the announcement was timed to the 300th anniversary of the death of the Spanish fleet, said Brent brisben, a representative of the company 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels LLC, which owns the rights to the wreckage of the fleet. In 1715 11 Spanish Galleons EN route from Havana to Spain, went to the bottom off the coast of Florida because of a powerful hurricane.
Documents show that the cargo on these ships is estimated at $ 400 million, of which values for the sum of 175 million have already been found.
The company Brisbane has acquired the rights to the site, where sank the fleet in 2010 and allows you wish to search for treasure under the subcontract. This benefited the family of Smichov – Rick, Lisa, their two children and daughter-in-law who lead a treasure hunt with a private rescue ship Aarrr Booty. Eric Schmitt found a treasure at a depth of 4.5 m off the coast of Fort Pierce, about 210 miles from Miami.
Raised treasures include 51 gold coin and a 12-meter gold chain. Among the coins there is an excellent example of real minted in 1715 for the Spanish king Philip V. there are only a few such coins.
By law, 20% of the treasure will become the property of the state of Florida, some of the specimens will be exhibited in the Museum. The remainder will be shared by the company of Brisbane and the family of Smichov.
Meanwhile this is the third similar finding for lucky treasure hunters: luck has already smiled at them twice in 2014 and 2013.