Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Ideal For Brevard Treasure Hunters

 
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- Exiting Hurricane Sandy which pounded Brevard County beaches this weekend provided the ideal northeastern winds, waves, and currents to churn up sunken Spanish treasure which can be found anywhere from Cape Canaveral south to Sebastian Inlet.
 

The most commonly found piece of Spanish treasure along Brevard County beaches is the silver Spanish real.  But don't expect the Spanish treasure to glimmer as a shiny silver coin from the Florida sun half buried in sand. 
 

Instead, the weather-beaten coin will most likely be completely black and just a thin wafer of its former self.
 

Do expect however, to see beachcombers with metal-detecting gear all along Brevard County beaches at the break of dawn and during low tides this coming week.


PHOTO: Brevard Times / File