The Pirate Museum in St Augustine has a second focus which is Treasure. Though the main draw is the swashbuckling adventures of the pirates, there is much history and many artifacts centered around the booty they sought to claim on the high seas. This image features some of the recovered coin of the day.
It is very interesting to read and view the stories that they have about how much treasure was pirated and how many shipwrecks occurred in the waters off of Florida. I’m sure there is still a lot of gold, silver and other precious materials laying along the reefs and on the ocean floor in those waters. That’s part of the allure that draws so many to view the treasures collected here. Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me!
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