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Ben Costello

DATELINE: Orlando, Florida FUN Show Wrap – Up

January 13, 2020 | 0

Greetings. I would like to file the following report from the FUN Show that I attended last week. The 65th Annual Florida United Numismatists Show (FUN) took place in Orlando from January 9 – 12 at the Orange County Convention Center. The show is renowned for being the bellwether event on the numismatic calendar. The […]

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DATELINE: Orlando, Florida FUN Show Update

January 8, 2020 | 0

As a reminder, the Florida United Numismatist Show will start tomorrow, January 9 and continue to Sunday January 12, at the Orange County Convention Center. Specifically, the show is in the West Building, Halls WA 1 and WA 2. The west building is the “older” building of the Convention Center, on the opposite side on […]

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January 2020 Treasure of the Month

January 1, 2020 | 0

As we begin a new decade our hope is for success and prosperity in the coming years. For centuries gold has been equated with success and prosperity. Gold has also been memorialized in the lexicon by such phrases as “Good as gold”, “Heart of gold”,  “Worth its weight in gold” and so on. Therefore, we […]

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Happy New Year 2020!

January 1, 2020 | 0

On behalf of myself and the other Directors of the 1715 Fleet Society, I would like to wish everyone a Happy (and prosperous) New Year. As we embark on a new decade, it seems like a good time to review some of the highlights of the Fleet Society’s progress over the last decade.   January […]

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This Day in Fleet History – December 15, 1965

December 15, 2019 | 0

National Geographic Society exhibits Spanish gold and silver from the 1715 Fleet. Explorer’s Hall, Washington, D. C.  

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DATELINE: Orlando, Florida FUN Show Update

December 1, 2019 | 0

As a follow up to our September 15 post (and as a reminder) the Florida United Numismatist (F.U.N.) Show will be held at the Orange County Convention Center from January 9 – 12, 2020. Specifically, the show is in the West Building, Halls WA 1 and WA 2. The west building is the “older” building […]

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This Day in Fleet History – December 2 – 4,  1965

December 1, 2019 | 0

Schulman’s last Real Eight auction featured 253 lots of coins and artifacts (including 102 gold coins), New York City.

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December 2019 Treasure of the Month

November 29, 2019 | 3

For December’s Treasure of the Month we are going to revisit one of the most recognized and revered artifacts ever associated with the 1715 Fleet: the Dragon Whistle.  Previously featured as our Treasure of the Month for July 2013, the Dragon Whistle and chain was found on the beach near the Cabin Wreck site in […]

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