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Portuguese Succession and Restoration Wars

The Spanish American War

Spain: The Second Carlist War

The European Conquest of Morocco

The Decline of Spain

Spain: The Basques

The Spanish Civil War and Francisco Franco

Animated History of Spain

USA: Florida – 1715 Shipwreck Found

Florida Treasure Hunters Find $4.5m in Gold Coins


Treasure hunters in Florida have found 350 gold coins worth $4.5 million.

The coins are from a fleet of Spanish ships that sank in the 18th century, BBC reports. Brent Brisben, who owns the rights to the shipwreck, told USA Today that the coins were discovered in shallow water, about 3 feet deep just 10 feet away from the shore.

Nine of the coins are known as Royals, they were made special for King Phillip V of Spain, and they’re valued at $300,000 apiece.

According to state law, Florida will keep 20% of the value.

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