1715 Fleet Society Archive

Ben Costello

April 2020 Treasure of the Month

March 30, 2020 | 1

The Treasure of the Month for April is this small group of gold Mexico eight escudos from the State of Florida Collection. What makes this group so special is the very odd shape portrayed in each coin. While odd and unusual shapes are not uncommon in coins from the Mexico City mint, these examples are […]

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Florida History in 3D

Florida History in 3D

March 24, 2020 | 0

Greetings. We have just added another item to our home page featured content area: Florida History in 3D. It’s an impressive website with quality images and interesting textual material. This is a great adjunct to our educational efforts, especially since the featured artifacts are things that tell us something about the people of that era […]

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March 20, 2020 Food For Thought

March 20, 2020 | 0

Twenty years have passed since the beginning of the new millennium.  They have been an exceptional twenty years. We entered the 21st century with the fear that our entire computer infrastructure would collapse (known as Y2k). As a result there was propagated the belief that computers would fail. In the months and years leading up to […]

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1715 Fleet Society Conference - Cuba Map

Important Cuba Conference – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

March 20, 2020 | 2

Good Morning. Effective March 22, 2020, Southwest has announced flights from Florida to Cuba will be canceled. They will resume on May 4, 2020. Due to this and the ever-changing circumstances surrounding the Corona Virus epidemic I have decided to reschedule the Conference, if possible, at a later time. I did not make this decision […]

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DATELINE: Wabasso, Florida Fleet Society Member Finds Trove of Coins

March 4, 2020 | 0

When it comes to finding Spanish treasure, Fleet Society member Jonah Martinez (member #66) of Port St. Lucie, Florida is no stranger. In 2015, he was part of a crew that found one of the largest caches of Spanish gold coins ever found. So, it was no surprise to hear that once again Jonah’s talent […]

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March 2020 Treasure of the Month

February 28, 2020 | 1

Our Treasure of the Month for March is this bowlful of eight reales recently purchased from the Bruce Ward Estate. These reales are all uncleaned, encrusted and have that ”fresh from the sea” appearance. Some are fused together into two and three coin “clumps”. The plate (or as I call it a bowl) is pewter […]

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This Day in Fleet History: February 17 – 19, 1977

February 17, 2020 | 0

The final major sale of Fleet gold coins (310 in all) at Bowers & Ruddy Galleries in Los Angeles.  

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This Day in Fleet History – February 15, 1983

February 15, 2020 | 0

The Plus Ultra Newsletter is launched.

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