Gasparilla’s Treasure – Billon Medallion 7
Treasure Coin – Set In medallion setting
Regarding the treasure, many of the coins found were sold to Boggs Jewelers and are available for sale at the store.
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The jewelers called in a former diver friend experienced with treasure hunting and he said the coins were a rare find, going on to value them at $800 to $1,200 each, according to Deal.
“The story is real,” Gattuso said. “Uncle Vern told us that three people had originally found it (the coins) along the Peace River. He told us where the location is. And he said supposedly he had found one of the chests.
“Originally, we had made contact with Uncle Vern because he is part of the Collins family, which is part of the Boggess family. He tells the story about the pirate Gasparilla whose ship went down and Juan Gomez fled to Lady Boggess’ property and he paid her hush money and buried the treasure on her property … so that’s why we cycled back to this location. This is where those men were said to have searched.”
This billon medallion weighing 18.6g is set in a necklace hasp that is ready to wear.
Each coin comes with its own Certificate of Authenticity, including the number of the coin and its value. See example below: