I love treasure hunting, but the concrete jungle doesn’t really offer such exciting opportunities. However, another bustling city made sure its residents enjoyed what is tagged as the “The World’s Greatest Treasure Hunt.” The city of New York has had the treasure hunt right from May 23 onwards. What is the prize catch, you ask? A solid Gold Eagle that is well worth over $1 million is what everyone is hunting for. Created by Canadian artist, Kevin Peters the gold eagle is set in 18 lbs of solid gold and encrusted with 58 carats. This golden eagle stands guard to a 400-year-old emerald named the Atocha Star, which was found aboard the Spanish Treasure Galleon “The Atocha” that fell to a hurricane 1622.
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The novel fundraising idea is the brainchild of author and entrepreneur Ron Shore. He is all set to bring out a book that will need to be read and solved to reach the million-dollar treasure. What’s more, you can also find 12 other $20,000 treasures deciphering the book’s clues. The proceeds from the book sales will go into charity entirely. The author is determined to sell over one million copies to fund research to find a cure for breast cancer.
[The Rich Times]