1715 Fleet Society Archive

Ben Costello

This Day in Fleet History

December 15, 2018 | 0

National Geographic Society exhibits Spanish gold and silver from the 1715 Fleet. Explorer’s Hall, Washington, D.C.

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1715 Fleet Society Conference - Cuba Map

1715 Fleet Society Conference Update

December 14, 2018 | 3

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 […]

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FUN Convention

64th Annual FUN Convention, January 10th-13th, 2019 in Orlando, FL

December 10, 2018 | 0

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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December 2018 Treasure of the Month

November 30, 2018 | 0

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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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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