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FLORIDA FAMILY UNEARTHS GOLD COINS WORTH OVER $1 MILLION FROM 1715 SHIPWRECK - A Florida man has uncovered gold artifacts worth over $1 million from the wreckage of a Spanish fleet that sank in a storm off the Florida coast three centuries ago. Among the artifacts are 51 gold coins, 40 feet of gold chain, and an extremely rare coin called a “Tricentennial Royal”, minted for King Philip V of Spain. Schmitt told the Orlando Sentinel that the “Tricentennial Royal” alone is worth approximately $500,000 due to its rarity and near-perfect condition. The find was announced almost exactly 300 years to the day after 11 of 12 Spanish ships carrying an estimated 3.5 million pesos in gold and jewels, including some belonging to the Queen of Spain, sank in a hurricane while en route from Havana. The value of the ships’ cargo would amount to about $400 million in today’s money. Of that total, approximately $157 million has been recovered.