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Ben Costello

November 2018 Treasure of the Month

October 31, 2018 | 1

Our featured treasure for November is the emerald-studded gold cross (below), found by Frank Giovenco at the Corrigan’s Beach wreck site in 1984.  Frank’s fabulous find measures 1 – 5/16 inches tall and 7/8 of an inch wide.  It is set with six of the clearest emeralds that we have seen come off of the […]

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This Day in Fleet History

October 13, 2018 | 0

“Pieces of Eight” by Kip Wagner goes into production.

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This Day in Fleet History

October 9, 2018 | 0

The first sale of  1715 Fleet gold coins recovered by the Real Eight Company (106  coins in all). The coins were auctioned by the Henry Christensen Company in New Jersey.

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October 2018 Treasure of the Month

September 30, 2018 | 0

Our Treasure of the Month for October is one of the most unusual items that we have ever featured. Although not gold or silver, this artifact (made of iron) is nevertheless a rare, valuable and unique piece of armament history from the 1715 Fleet. Recovered in 1964 by Lou Ullian of the Real Eight Company, […]

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This Day in Fleet History

September 20, 2018 | 0

The crew of the recovery vessel Virgalona recover 216 gold coins of various denominations. This was the greatest number of gold coins found in one day in Florida for over two decades. Douglass Beach, near Fort Pierce, Florida.  

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DATELINE: Monroeville, Pa. Fleet Society exhibits at PAN Show

September 19, 2018 | 1

Recently, the 1715 Fleet Society had a Treasure exhibit at the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatist’s Annual Fall Coin Show in Monroeville, Pa. This exhibit was in conjunction with a presentation delivered by the Association’s featured guest speaker, Bob Evans, who lectured on the treasures of the SS Central America. The Central America was lost in […]

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This Day in Fleet History

August 30, 2018 | 0

Capt. D’Aire’s Grifon arrives safely in Brest, France, unaware of the Fleet Disaster.

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September 2018 Treasure of the Month

August 30, 2018 | 0

Our featured treasure for September is this unique item that was recently acquired by Queens Jewels LLC. It is special, indeed, because less than 30 days ago it was residing on the sandy bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the East Coast of Florida. Found on August 8th, 2018 by Mike Brown at the Douglass […]

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