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Shipwreck salvage operation recovers $4.5 Million worth of Spanish gold coins off Vero Beach

PICTURE BY QUEENS JEWELS, LLC PICTURE BY QUEENS JEWELS, LLC
PICTURE BY QUEENS JEWELS, LLC PICTURE BY QUEENS JEWELS, LLC
PICTURE BY QUEENS JEWELS, LLC PICTURE BY QUEENS JEWELS, LLC

SEBASTIAN, Fla. -- A historic shipwreck salvage operation has revealed more details on the treasures recovered from a sunken 1715 Treasure Fleet.

Queens Jewels, LLC, announced it has recovered over 350 gold coins valued at $4.5 million from the shipwreck back discovered in 2013 .

The standout pieces from their haul are 9 coins called "Royals", made for the King of Spain, Phillip V.

Because of their rarity, each of the 9 coins are valued at $300,000.  Queens Jewels, LLC says these 9 Royals represent 30% of all Royals known to exist.

The 1715 Fleet sank more than 300 years ago when 11 ships loaded with treasures were shipwrecked by a hurricane on July 31, 1715 as they were traveling from Havana, Cuba to Spain.

The company purchased the exclusive salvage rights to the remains of the 1715 Treasure Fleet from the heirs of treasure hunter Mel Fisher.

The artifacts were recovered in shallow waters, about 6 feet deep, off the coast of Vero Beach.

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