Greetings. I just finished spending several days at the Florida United Numismatists coin show in Orlando Florida. I left for the show on Sunday, January 6 and spent a day in St. Augustine, which is one of my favorite cities. I took a few pictures of the Christmas lights in St. Augustine which is always […]
To begin the new year, our Treasure of the Month for January is one of the most important shipwreck silver coins ever found. This coin is typical of the many Mexico eight reales cobs found among the numerous wreck sites of the 1715 Fleet that are scattered along the east coast of Florida. But, it […]
Greetings. The 1715 Fleet Society, as usual, will have a table at the Annual FUN Convention at the Orange County Convention Center (West Building Halls WA1 and WA2) on January 10th – 13th, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. We will be located in the Foreign/Ancient Section, Table #1055. For those who are planning to attend, we […]
On behalf of myself and the other Directors of the Fleet Society, we would like to wish all of our members, supporters and website visitors a very Merry Christmas. Ben Costello, Director.
National Geographic Society exhibits Spanish gold and silver from the 1715 Fleet. Explorer’s Hall, Washington, D.C.
The 1715 Fleet Society is planning its 3rd International Conference for 2020, and we thought this would be a good opportunity to hold the event in Cuba, the embarkation point of the 1715 Fleet on July 24, 1715. It is our intention to hold a 4-day program in Cuba, including an evening reception, main conference […]
For this month’s featured treasure we travel back to the summer of 2013 when this beautiful 1697 Lima one escudo was recovered from Neptune’s grasp. Found at the Corrigan’s Beach wreck site by Queen’s Jewels, LLC. in July 2013, this coin was one of 48 recovered at that time. The obverse shows an exceptional strike. (An image […]
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