Auction of Spanish galleon artifacts
NEW YORK- Artifacts from two Spanish galleon's that sank during a hurricane in 1622 were auctioned off to the tune of $2 million.
Gueernsey's of New York offered 40 items from the ships found by treasure hunter Mel Fisher. He found 40 tons of silver and gold, Colombian emeralds and more than 1,000 silver bars decades ago. Fisher died in 1998.
Among the highlights of the auction was a two-handled gold chalice from the Santa Margarita which sold for $413,000. A chain of gold links from the Nuestra Senora De Atocha netted $75,000.
Both ships were laden with New World treasures and were on their way to spain and sank near the Florida Keys.