I dive, and dig all over the world in search of treasure coins and obtainable historical items. Loving what I do for more than 30 years.
As you are heading North on Ponce de Leon Blvd look for the red and white bouy, if you are heading South look for the cannon.
Sometimes you just can't get it all. We buy direct from other divers. This gives you more of a selection.
Tuesday- Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Located in Uptown St Augustine at 1080 N Ponce De Leon Blvd between Pizza Hut and McDonald's
Marc Anthony’s passion for diving began at the age of 10. That passion quickly turned to treasure at the age of 16 when he found his first Spanish treasure coin. During his high school years, Marc worked in the family’s jewelry store, and enrolled in a jewelry school of design and manufacturing. After graduation from Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville FL, Marc studied a course in marketing. This combined education and passion started a notable reputation for owning a very successful business in the treasure industry.
Over the years Marc has had the opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of the most recognized names in the treasure industry such as Mel Fisher, Robert Marx, Bob Weller, Darrell Miklos, Dr. Eugene Lyons and countless others. Diving shipwrecks off the coast of Florida like the 1715 Fleet, the Atocha, as well as unknown shipwrecks all over the world, has only fueled Marc’s passion for treasure. While working on the 1715 Fleet Shipwreck, Marc was part of the team that found a solid gold box with a rosary and rings valued at over $300,000 which was featured on “The Hunt for Amazing Treasures”. Marc has also been recognized in many books by authors who have written about treasure hunting.
Studying history, traveling the world, and obtaining some of the rarest pieces of treasure known to man, gave Marc an advantage when deciding to open his own retail store in early 2000, in the Nation’s Oldest City, St Augustine, FL. Over the years, Marc’s store has also provided authentic treasure and historical artifacts for many well-known restaurant chains, movie sets, museums, and was even featured in a 2006 treasure documentary. After years of success, in 2015 Marc Anthony moved his treasure shop to uptown St. Augustine, to expand and become Florida’s largest retail treasure shop. Spanish Main Antiques preserves, displays and sells shipwreck artifacts and nautical antiques as well as designs and creates wearable pieces of authentic shipwreck jewelry. Marc’s store has gotten the attention of many celebrities such as Bobby Goldsboro, Robert Davi, Carson Kressley and others. Marc Anthony grabbed the attention of news media outlets worldwide in 2018, captioning Marc’s phrase as “the holy grail of shipwrecks” during an interview off Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl where he helped identify a very large portion of a shipwrecked hull that had washed up from the 1800’s.
In the past 32 years, of diving, digging, salvaging and brokering millions of dollars in treasure, Marc Anthony has earned a reputation as a leader in the industry, and is trusted to bring treasure divers, salvagers, and private collectors' top dollar for their artifacts.
At Spanish Main Antiques, we do what others can't. Let us create a unique one of a kind piece using history in a beautiful piece of jewelry.