Ben Costello

Ben Costello is a director of the 1715 Fleet Society and an attorney in Washington, PA. His full bio can be found here.

Major Announcement! 1715 Fleet Society is now a 501 c (3)

Greetings and Happy New Year. We are proud to announce that as of today, January 1, 2022,  the 1715 Fleet Society is now a 501 c (3) nonprofit organization. Originally, the Society was organized as an LLC which is short for “Limited Liability Corporation”. It was believed at the time of the LLC incorporation that …

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2021 Wrap-Up

It goes with out saying that 2020 was an unprecedented year. We had high hopes for 2021 but unfortunately the lingering effects of Covid 19 continued to dominate the new year. Our usual trip to the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show in January was called off due to the cancellation of that event. No new …

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17 to 15

Hi, Ben Costello here. I don’t know about the rest of you, but when I see the number “1715” it grabs my attention. For example, when I see 17:15 in Military Time (5:15 PM to the rest of us) I immediately think “Hey, you don’t see that very often the same number as the 1715 …

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Workman Books Auction 2021

Major Auction by Workman Books – December 11, 2021

Alan Workman’s fourth literature sale is now online, featuring items from the numismatic library of world coin expert Holland Wallace. For those who may not be familiar with Alan Workman, he has a vast array of books and publications of interest to Fleet Society enthusiasts. In the collection, you’ll find coin encyclopedias and books on …

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