February 14th, 1714. Marie Louse of Savoy, Philip V’s first wife, dies of TB at age 26.
February 4th, 1967. The second major Real Eight auction offered artifacts, silver coins and 264 gold coins at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York City.
Our Treasure of the Month for February is a bit deceptive. The featured item is a coin together with a Certificate of Authenticity. Naturally one would assume that there is something special about the coin that merits including it as our Treasure of the Month. However, it is not the coin that is special. It […]
Another side trip that I took after the FUN Show was to Cocoa Beach to see a rather recent addition to that popular vacation community….a Dinosaur Museum. To be accurate, it is the Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures, which is located on the 2ND and 3RD floors of the Dinosaur Store, 250 West State […]
Following the FUN Show, I was fortunate enough to have some extra time to spend in Florida before returning to the “sunny” climes of Southwestern Pennsylvania. I spent several days in Vero Beach visiting friends and working on the Fleet Society website. On Wednesday, January 16, I had the chance to meet up with Society […]
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 […]
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