1715 Treasure Fleet coins – $4.5 million
The 1715 Treasure Fleet was sailing to Spain when 11 ships sank in a hurricane off Florida. The flagship, the Capitana, was carrying 3.5 million pesos-worth of treasure alone, including the Spanish queen’s jewels.
Many a treasure hunter has been attracted to the coast to try and find gold coins scattered across the wreck site, with one portion of treasure worth $4.5 million found.
Estimates suggest there is still another $400 million worth to be recovered.
Courtesy of MSN.