Half a Million Dollar Gold Bar Stolen From Mel Fisher Museum
A 75 ounce gold bar, salvaged from the wreck of the spanish galleon Santa Margarita by treasure hunter Mel Fisher, has been stolen from the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. Police are searching for two suspects caught on the museum’s CCTV cameras.
A $10,000 reward is being offered for the safe return of the gold bar, estimated to be worth $550,000.
The Santa Margarita was wrecked in a storm off the Florida coast in 1622, along with her far more famous sister ship the Atocha.