DATELINE: Fort Pierce, Florida

A few miles south of here on May 24th, 1964 one of the greatest discoveries in the history of 1715 Fleet recovery was made. Mel Fisher, and his crew, uncovered a carpet of gold the likes of which “modern man had probably never seen before” (according to Real Eight Company founder Kip Wagner). Over 1,033 pieces of gold were recovered that day. This was by far the best recovery of 1715 Fleet gold coins up to that time.

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