“Over 350 gold coins including 9 Royals were recovered on July 30 & 31. This amazing recovery occurred on the actual 300th Anniversary,” said 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels LLC, a group of historic shipwreck salvagers, on its Facebook page.
The royal coins are dated at 1715 and were minted during the reign of King Phillip V of Spain (1683-1746).
“People love treasure stories. It resonates with everybody — every demographic, young and old, rich and poor,” Brent Brisben, the founder of 1715 Fleet, told media. “People freak out that we’re literally 10-15 feet (3-4.5 meters) off the beach in 2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters) of water.”